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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, clinging to a small lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, addressed a fiery crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines today, and showed his true-blue (red?) conservative colors:

“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!”

“Of course they are,” Mr. Romney said, chuckling slightly. “Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people. Where do you think it goes?”

This Citizens United line of thinking — where the Supreme Court held that speech by corporations is just as sacred and worthy of protection as that by individuals — permeates the Republican Party and the conservative movement generally right now.

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  • angelonthesidelines

    The major idea TPers hold dearly is that corporate interests run parallel to theirs.

    This mistaken idea holds fast because FOX “news” constantly hammers the point. Freemarket fantasies and the gospel according to John(Galt) left us with Joe the Plumber believing nasty gummint regulations are why he is poor.

    I think listing the facts, and ridiculing freemarket mythology as rainbow scatting unicorns might get through and crack the code showing normally bright people that the Koch Brothers are not out to help them.