Here’s Romney’s quote in context:
“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.”
And if you don’t feel that way, Mitt Romney’s implying you’re a bigot. You think some people are better than others. You don’t want to be a bigot, do you?
Here’s the paradox in this whole concept of “corporate personhood.” When it comes to rights, Republicans say corporations are people. But when it comes to the responsibilities of personhood - like paying taxes, being sued for negligence or criminal manslaughter, that sort of thing - their response is “Are you crazy? We’re talking about corporations here, not people.” Richard Eskow