He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.
Because, really, if you’ve been sapped into discussing your strategies for finding a job with a multi-millionaire who then jokes about being unemployed, what are you going to do but laugh along with him? Laugh and then go home and hang yourself from the rafters, I suppose.
Mitt Romney cares about the little people — he just wants to make them laugh. Oh, and he’d also like to extend those tax cuts for the wealthy so he can stay ‘unemployed’ for a long, long time.
ThinkProgress asked Paul about Romney’s comments prior to the Republican presidential debate in Ames. Paul rushed to the former governor’s defense, arguing that Romney was correct in his equivalency between man and mega-company…
KEYES: What did you make of Mitt Romney’s statement today that “corporations are people”?
PAUL: Corporations are collections of people. I think we’re all corporations. To say we’re going to punish corporations like they’re someone else. All of us are corporations.
It’s unsurprising that Paul would side with corporations. In the past, Paul has expressed his affection for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was quick to defend BP during its high-profile act of corporate irresponsibility, and during the 2010 campaign, complained that disabilities laws are unfair to the business owner.
Governor? Why are they always calling her that, as if she served her term. They ought to call her HALF-GOVERNOR or QUITTER. Anyways, Palin’s made some moolah since she quit being Alaska’s governor, so she agrees with Romney.
Romney’s line that “corporations are people,” which was defended by Palin and Rand Paul yesterday, along with the GOP debate in Iowa, should convince everyone that corporations are fully, 100% protected by the Teaparty GOP. No worries there.
If you’re a Republican / Teapublican base voter and you’re working- or middle-class, then you’re their useful idiot. If federal programs and services that you use need to be cut because there isn’t enough tax revenue coming in to pay for them, and you support this outlandish argument that the wealthy and corporations need MORE tax cuts instead of less, then you’re their useful idiot.
Romney, Palin and Paul all get something out of defending big corporations and their low, low tax rates: money. But if you’re a working- or middle-class peasant, you get nothing. And yet, unbelievably, you feel you’ve won something by paying more in taxes than profitable corporations and trust-fund millionaires, and by bringing home less of an income today than you could have three decades ago. The GOP and Fox and rightwing blogs and radio hosts all tell you who you should hate, who to fear (unions, gays, Muslims, libruls, the black president, etc), and you get to feel you’re in The Club when you comply. And that’s exactly how useful idiots are produced and exactly how big your reward will be in the end. Enjoy your club membership.
It’s only because they’re not corporations, and corporations are people. When corporations love each other very much, they can bundle their money and make SuperPACs of DOOM!
Of course, when the people band together to fight corporate influence and exploitation, that’s wrong. When their organization chooses to donate to a political cause or candidate, that’s corrupt. Yeah, totally makes sense.
People organizing = unpatriotic, corrupt union Businesses organizing = US Chamber of Commerce.
he’s just salty that they’d never donate to his campaign. they’d totes be okay then.
The general Republican viewpoint on fundraising is “every kind of campaign donation I’m not getting is corrupt, but if they want to donate to me, that’s just freedom of speech WHY DO YOU HATE THE CONSTITUTION???”
Really, the entire Republican party would support the extermination of all labor unions. How else will they be able to implement the following GREAT IDEAS for job growth that would certainly benefit their corporate donors at the expense of the American worker:
At the Value Voters Summit last Friday, the First Baptist Church of Dallas’ Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress — who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) at the event — decried Mormonism as “a cult” that is definitively “not Christianity.” “The decision for evangelical Christians right now is going to be do we prefer someone who is truly a believer in Jesus Christ or someone…who is part of a cult,” he said, seemingly referring to Mormon GOP candidates Mitt Romney and John Huntsman. To Jeffress, Perry is the “genuine follower of Jesus Christ.”
Perry’s campaign first said “the governor doesn’t judge what is in the heart and soul of others,” but then issued a statement that “he does not believe [Mormonism] is a cult.” That bare-bones remark has done little, however, to assuage Huntsman, who flatly called Jeffress a “moron.” “The fact that, you know, some moron can stand up and make a comment like that, you know, first of all, it’s outrageous,” Huntsman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. When asked how he thought Perry should react, Huntsman declared, “Make an immediate and decisive break. Period”
Robert Jeffress (Rick Perry’s BFF) said that if America elects a Mormon we will receive God’s judgment –
In Mitt Romney’s defense: The Book of Mormon’s – “I Believe”: