The United States Supreme Court decided in 2010 in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission, that corporations are to be considered as people and therefore cannot be limited in the amount of funds given to promote free speech and propaganda under the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Fine. Well. Good?
Mitt Romney got caught in a heckling match with people at the Iowa State Fair today when it came down to the issue of taxes and paying off our national debt.
Somehow, mere common ordinary people think that Corporations as people should be taxed according to blood and flesh people rates. Romney no doubt thinks that corporations are elites and the new tax exempt royalty of the United States and as such should be taxed according to the privileged ( King George III ) rate of taxation.
DO CORPORATIONS HAVE SOULS?
What is the Vatican’s position on this important culture war issue in the upcoming American watershed Culture War election of 2012? Now that the Mormon Church has apparently signed off on this new species of unbaptized entity in control of our lives?
If they have souls, should they be baptized? Are they Pagan? How can a Christian nation be led by Pagan Corporations? Are there any true Christian corporations outside of true Christian religions etc.?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Mr. Romney was speaking at the fair’s soapbox Thursday morning, but when it was time for the question-and-answer session, the mood turned heated, with a small group of angry hecklers calling on Mr. Romney to support raising taxes on the wealthy to help fund social entitlement programs.
“We have to make sure that the promises we make in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are promises we can keep, and there are various ways of doing that,” Mr. Romney said. “One is we can raise taxes on people.”
“Corporations!” the protesters shouted, suggesting that Mr. Romney, as president, should raise taxes on large businesses. “Corporations!”- “Corporations are people, my friend,” Mr. Romney responded, as the hecklers shouted back, “No they’re not!”-