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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I am wholly opposed to allowing an organized government decide that an organized public should be without say. Whether that public should choose to organize as a union, a committee or a corporation is immaterial when it comes to protecting the right to free speech.

    I can't completely agree with that because it gives companies doing business similar rights that individual citizens should only have. The same way companies have certain freedoms that people don't have because they're treated as a "for profit organization" and therefore need a different set of rules to be governed by.
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    They do too. But no, I'm not referring to hedge fund billionaires who can effectively pay 15% tax. The highest tax bracket of individual earned ordinary income is lower than the corporate tax rate - and they itemize just like corporations do. There are very few "loopholes" corporations can capitalize on that individuals cannot, were they to have similar gross income/revenue.
    That's not entirely accurate. There are lots of deductions a corporation can take that an individual can't.
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Why would my problem be with Uncle Sam? Is it because he works on their behalf? Yes, true. Their lobbying power gives them plenty of sway. I've never claimed otherwise. Actually, that is my entire point. They get their cake and eat it too.
    The Green Lobby has gotten way more handouts and wields far more lobbying power, but Libbos never bitch about that. Why?

    Do you know how many people we could buy insurance for with the half-a-billion dollars we lost on Solyndra?
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    There are different kinds of "person"s under the law. Corporations are not being treated as Natural Persons, they are being treated as Legal Persons because they are made of Natural Persons who's rights need protecting. You aren't protecting the corporations, you are protecting all the people composing the corporations.

    If you divorce corporations from "personhood" then you expose everyone's personal data as corporations will no longer be protected by the right to privacy.

    So **** all the fiscal crap your source is talking about.
    Well if businesses get that right I too should have it. Go back and read the piece -- especially the bankruptcy part.
    "The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Well if businesses get that right I too should have it. Go back and read the piece -- especially the bankruptcy part.
    No thanks, better things to do.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And when does that make them right?
    Well, here in the United States, when they have made their final ruling known. That's how it works.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Green Lobby has gotten way more handouts and wields far more lobbying power, but Libbos never bitch about that. Why?

    Do you know how many people we could buy insurance for with the half-a-billion dollars we lost on Solyndra?
    What exactly does"libbos" and the "green lobby" have to do with anything I've said besides being a big red herring? I think partisan bickering is pointless. Just another distraction from the real issue of corporate power no matter which side supports it. Saying both sides support it, just proves all the more power these lobby groups wield in Washington.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    What exactly does"libbos" and the "green lobby" have to do with anything I've said besides being a big red herring? I think partisan bickering is pointless. Just another distraction from the real issue of corporate power no matter which side supports it. Saying both sides support it, just proves all the more power these lobby groups wield in Washington.
    Great job of proving my point. You complain of partisan bickering, yet your criticism of corporarions is purely agenda driven.
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Great job of proving my point. You complain of partisan bickering, yet your criticism of corporarions is purely agenda driven.
    Exactly what point did I prove besides your partisan bickering is a DISTRACTION?

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Well, here in the United States, when they have made their final ruling known. That's how it works.
    Yeah, I know how the system works being that I am an American. You didn't answer my question though. I asked when does that make the right? Their final ruling doesn't make their ruling right... it just makes it their ruling. Plessy v Ferguson was a ruling that was NOT right. There are others... Am I more clear now?
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