Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney told an Iowa crowd earlier today that the U.S. government shouldn't raise taxes because "corporations are people" too. From Talking Points Memo:
Responding to a question from an audience member as to why Social Security should be included in deficit talks when it doesn't add to the deficit, Romney drifted into a defense of corporate rights.
"Corporations are people, my friend," he said. "Of course they are."
After receiving jeers from the audience over the quote, he elaborated: "Everything corporations earn goes to people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend."