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Corporations Are People

Verizon's Tax Payments vs. Average Worker's Withholding Tax Payments

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.16.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

These losses had multiple benefits to Verizon. Besides not having to pay most taxes, these massive losses per year were used to claim that the local phone networks are unprofitable and VNY received multiple rate increases, in part, to make up for these losses.

Ronald McDonald and Friends Sue Seattle to Stop Minimum Wage Hike

Ron Fein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Ron Fein

Last summer, the City of Seattle passed a law that will raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. But in a bizarre twist, Ronald McDonald and friends are suing the city and complaining that the new minimum wage violates a constitutional provision that was written to protect newly-freed slaves after the Civil War.

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

Corporate Heartbreak

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jack Welch: 'Corporations Are People' Who Sweat, Cry And Bleed

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch launched into a cantankerous tirade on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Tuesday morning, taking the whole "corporation...

Love, Corporate-Style

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Mitt Romney famously said during his most recent bid for the presidency: "Corporations are people, my friend." Perhaps nothing else better surmises the state of our country than a prominent politician running for the presidency openly advancing such a flawed opinion.

Senate Votes to Preserve Fundamental Liberties

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

In an historic vote yesterday, the Senate voted to safeguard a fundamental American liberty, the right to be killed.

Goldman Sachs Rejects Snarky Political Proposal

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

The movie could have been called "Mr. Squid Goes To Washington." Unfortunately, Goldman Sachs has rejected a shareholder's proposal that it run for...

Corporate Cash Gets A Staycation From Taxation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

You'll Never Believe This Man's Excuse For Using The Carpool Lane

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

The legal classification of corporations as people allows for a whole host of things, from making lawsuits simpler to justifying why Goldman Sachs was...

And the Loser Is... We, the People

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Once the American people lose confidence in the integrity of the judicial branch, democracy itself is in jeopardy.

WATCH: Sarah Silverman Takes On Romney's 'Corporations Are People' Remark

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Two pro-Democratic super PACs, the Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, released a new video Thursday with come...

Are Corporations People (Redux)? Why Jack Welch Is Wrong

Don Tapscott | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

To say corporations are people also unfairly sets them up for ridicule. Some have said, for example, if corporations are people we should ask ourselves what kind of people they are?

OOPS: Romney Calls What A 'Company?'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who has frequently highlighted his executive acumen in his campaign for the White House, mixed business with politics on Friday when he m...

WATCH: The Conservative Lorax Is Pretty Damn Conservative

Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy

Yep, if there were a conservative Lorax this is pretty much exactly what he'd be like. Forget the trees, corporations are people and they need us, too...

Corporate Convictions for Loitering and Prowling Upheld

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Six months ago, Chicago Police arrested Goldman Sachs for loitering after nearby businesses complained that Goldman presence was scaring customers and giving the neighborhood a bad reputation.

Mitt Romney Is the Inequality Candidate

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

On every front Mitt Romney and the Republican Party support policies that would exacerbate our inequality. Consider the following ten areas.  Mitt Romney's policies would increase inequality in every case.

When Romney Talks, Mitt Happens

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

But unlike the caricature of a politician who's the bastard child of pollsters and focus groups, bad things happen for Mitt when he ignores his script and orders off the teleprompter. What if Mitt's real problem is that he just can't stop being authentic?

Corporations Are People, But Only Sometimes: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. Seven and a half, on the other hand, is a far friendlier number, and it's the number of things you ne...

If "Corporations Are People, Too [My Friend]," Shouldn't They Behave Ethically?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Corporations can take the lead in reforming their policies and practices, and re-positioning their branding accordingly -- thereby elevating the public's perception of their products and services -- as Good Corporate Citizens.

Why Progressives Should Oppose A Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate "Personhood"

Kent Greenfield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

If progressives are split, the benefactors of corporate money will have an easy job obstructing any meaningful reform. If progressives can agree on a remedial strategy, we might have a shot at getting something done.

TIMELINE: Colbert Super PAC's Influence Grows

Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has made himself quite the fly in the ointment of the GOP primary season. More importantly, his ongoing Colbert Super PAC saga has mou...

Colbert Super PAC: 'Mitt Romney Is A Serial Killer'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 01.15.2012 | Comedy

A fake run for president is nothing without fake attack ads, and "Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC" is wasting no time in ge...

WATCH: Colbert Gets Super PAC Advice From Conservative Pollster

Posted 12.25.2011 | Comedy

The surrealist spectacle that is the Colbert Super PAC dished out another great moment in absurdity on Monday night, as Colbert sat down with conserva...

Sam Stein

Romney's Jobs Speech To Be An Ode To Corporations And The Tea Party, DNC Memo Predicts | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bit of pre-framing for Mitt Romney's major jobs speech on Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee is distributing talking points...