Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deluded Mitt Romney says: 'Corporations are people' too!

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Here's what Mitt recently puked up:
"Corporations are people, my friend... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend."
--Mitt Romney, aka 'The Compleat Cockroach'
Like every other GOPPER, Mitt claims privileges for corporations because, '...they are people''! The 'privileges' he claims for corporation are denied to 'real people' simply because they are real people and corporations are not! Neither Mitt nor the GOP can have it both ways.

In fact, corporations are not taxed as much or even in the same way as are real people. That is by design --GOP design! I say TAX the corporations! But, of course, the corporations themselves will oppose effort to tax them fairly or in the same ways as real persons are taxed. Nevertheless, corporations must be compelled to pay their fair share to support the legitimate functions of government with respect to the 'real' real people who are, by law, the source of all governmental 'sovereignty'.
Funny thing is, Romney's questioner wasn't asking him about corporate personhood. He was asking why Romney wants to cut Social Security but while preserving corporate tax breaks. It seemed as if Romney had already memorized this little speech and was looking for a chance to trot it out. He probably had.

--Truthout, Shiny Happy Corporate People
Corporations and the ruling elite which runs them can, in many cases, can avoid paying taxes entirely. In practice, however, the 'ruling elite' (now just 1 percent of the total population) pay less and less as a portion of their total income than do middle and lower class individuals. For us, the government's cut is a much, much larger percentage of our income than are the nominal taxes levied the ruling elite.

Why are not corporations locked up when committing crimes that would land real people in a Texas gulag hell-hole? As Truth Out put it: Romney and the GOP at large would ask: "Are you crazy? We're talking about corporations here, not people."

Corporations are often left off the hook entirely when sued for negligence or 'criminal manslaughter'. How many real people are housed in Texas prisons for those crimes? How many corporations are housed in TX gulags for precisely the same crimes? I will tell you: NONE!!!! In practice, perhaps in law, corporations are placed above the law, treated differently, given privileges and exemptions that real people have never had and will never have.

Why is the GOP so eager to bestow upon corporations --a collective abstraction --the status of 'personhood'? The answer is simple: the GOP are 'collectivists'; the GOP is anti-individual! The GOP seeks to establish a 'collectivist' dictatorship in which wealth --created by labor --is shared but only among the ruling elite which did not create it and have not earned a penny of it. Every one else in the GOP vision of AmeriKa is reduced to slavery if we have not been already.

REPUBLICANS: ARE THEY ABOVE THE LAW OR JUST OUTLAWS?

Republicans may say what they want of corporations as people, but, in fact, corporations have none of characterisics of real people, none of the responsibilities. They do not vote as people; they don't have to. They OWN the government! They benefit from its largesse as real people have never benefited and never will!

The only pockets lined by GOP largesse (pork) are the pockets of an increasingly tiny ruling elite now just 1 percent of the total population. The official stats prove my assertions; those numbers can be found by anyone with an internet connection at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Commerce Dept-B.E.A. Look 'em up! Be prepared to see proof that the GOP and Mitt are lying, distorting the effects of every GOP tax cut in U.S. history.

In each case, the cut --having enriched only the upper 1 percent --has been followed by a recession/depression. ERGO: GOP tax cuts do not have have never stimulated the economy, have never created a single fucking job! NOT ONE!

In fact, job creation has declined after every GOP tax cut; and every recession/depression since 1900 has been the result of either GOP incompetence or crookedness or both.

The Reagan depression of some two years is a specimen typical of the recurring problem. Under Reagan, jobs declined, investment declined, millions were thrown out of work, lost their homes and were forced to live in tent cities, under bridges! Ironically, this was the case in 'boomtown' Houston which had been called the 'Golden Buckle of the Sunbelt'. Every such depression/recession has been the result of similar incompetence by previous GOP regimes at least since 1900.

Here's the story that puts all this in perspective: Romney wants to cut Social Security while preserving corporate tax breaks. In other words, MITT ROMNEY --a typical GOP seed pod --wants to enrich those who are already rich upon the backs of those who were never rich, those who can least afford it. Romney wants to rob retirees and literally GIVE that wealth to mere 'legal abstractions' --corporations!

Romney's ideas will most certainly result in a contraction of wealth as 'money' (in varrious forms) will follow the well-rehearsed GOP SCRIPT! In other words, this 'wealth' will wind up in various offshore bank accounts where it creates no jobs and --significantly --does not 'trickle down'! As was the case wtih the Reagan tax cut, a depression, a massive loss of jobs, a contraction of the economy will result. It always has!

THE GOP MODUS OPERANDI

Check the official stats at Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Commerce Deptartment-B.E.A., the U.S. Census Bureau. Following EVERY GOP tax cut at least since Reagan has been a recession/depression [negative growth] defined by the millions of Americans that were suddenly jobless, homeless and living in tent cities, under bridges, as was the case in fact in 'boomtown' Houston.

The REAGAN YEARS SUCKED! [see Cheney's nose at right]

And they sucked because GOP economics have never, ever worked as advertised! GOP economic 'theory' is a fraud, a scam, a conjob. It does precisely what the GOP wants it to do: it enriches the GOP base! It's a laundered payoff for their continued support. As a result of GOP policies, just 1 percent of the total population owns more than the rest of us combined.

Instead of listening to Mitt, we should be restoring the nation's prosperity by taxing the rich and the even richer corporations FAIRLY! In other words, they should be taxed as was the case until Ronald Reagan wrecked the economy and impoverished everyone but the very, very, very rich who have had the 'bad manners' of investing their ill-gotten booty in offshore bank accounts.

The EXODUS of wealth following every GOP tax cuts is commonly called 'recession' or 'depression'. Look them up at the U.S. Commerce Dept B.E.A. the Census Bureau or the Bureau of Labor Stats. The GOP record of tax cuts followed by recession is there in black and white for anyone curious enough to learn the truth!


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed, the $WELL$' TAXE$ are Too DEM LOW!

SadButTrue said...

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Nixon taking the US and thus the world economy off of the gold standard. This led to a cycle of boom and bust that as always, only benefits the rich.

Article in the Toronto Star

Eisenhower remains as the only Republican president since Lincoln who didn't harm the USA -- and he was registered as an independent before the GOP drafted him as its candidate.

Len Hart said...

SadButTrue said...

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Nixon taking the US and thus the world economy off of the gold standard.

I remember it well. Nixon is also remembered for dispatching Bush Sr to China and, later, following (when the deals had been worked up) with his own grossly cermonial visit to the Forbidden City. I spoke with Bush Sr about the nature of the deals that were cut. He spoke typical Bushese with lots of buzzwords about opening doors yada yada yada. I was on deadline! But --alas --we had only to wait until China began dumping on us to learn the truth about the Nixon/Bush sellouts to China.

The U.S. would become a huge market on which China could dump its shit! In the meantime, our own currency would decline for two reasons: 1) the end of the 'Gold Standard'; 2) the rise of Wal-Mart, the primary portal by which the GDP of China is dumped on us.

Where are the markets for U.S. goods? No worries! We no longer have any! Where did the jobs go? It is spelled C H I N A

Eisenhower remains as the only Republican president since Lincoln who didn't harm the USA

I agree fully. I have called Ike "...the last honest Republican'. I was unaware that he was registered as an indie. Good for IKE.

Anonymous said...

hmmm .. interesting ...

a corporation is a mechanism which is used to channel wealth to some people .. therefore a corporation is a person.

similarly

a hammer is a mechanism which is used to bash some people over the head .. therefore a hammer is a person.

hey! .. i was sceptical, but it's perfect logic!

Anonymous said...

@SadButTrue

The value of gold is purely imaginary (.. well .. it has value in the semiconductor biz (ultrafine wire, good conductor), and it has value in the jewelry biz because it's ductile.) But, the massive proportion of the value of gold is imaginary. Which means its value is based on hype .. it's not dependable.

(fantasy dept...)
It'd be better to go for the ultimate barter system and have actual, physical energy as currency. Ie. the units of currency would be Ergs or Joules or Kilowatt-hours. This would break a dependence on a central controller of currency. The economy would no longer be manipulated for the benefit of a clique. Any individual could create currency by, say, using an exersize bike rigged to an energy storage device. (i.e the value of the energy created *is* the energy created - this is creating money by exersize bike - no room for wealth to be stolen by manipulating the imaginary value of paper or gold). But, making wealth difficult to steal by money value manipulation means it'll never happen, i guess.

Len Hart said...

Anonymous said...

...a corporation is a mechanism which is used to channel wealth to some people .. therefore a corporation is a person. ...hey! .. i was sceptical, but it's perfect logic!

It's logical if you work backward from your conclusion to your premise, the reverse of logic; that is, in fact, how the GOP thinks!

The GOP defines itself with a gestalt of various absurd conclusions ALL of which are in desperate NEED of premises that will justify them. Not finding them, the GOP LIES! All is explained!