Elizabeth Warren breaks down the difference between corporations & people

Remember when Mitt Romney said that “corporations are people”? In all fairness, Mitt may be a little less human than others, which could explain his confusion. Well, at last night’s convention, a very patient Elizabeth Warren broke down the difference between people and corporations for those who don’t quite get it. [transcript after the jump]

Here is a transcript of what she says in the video:

After all, Mitt Romney’s the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love and they die. And that matters. That matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. And that’s why we need Barack Obama.

She prefaced that by saying,

And Mitt Romney? He wants to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires. But for middle-class families who are hanging on by their fingernails? His plans will hammer them with a new tax hike of up to $2,000 dollars. Mitt Romney wants to give billions in breaks to big corporations—but he and Paul Ryan would pulverize financial reform, voucher-ize Medicare and vaporize Obamacare.

The Republican vision is clear: “I’ve got mine, the rest of you are on your own.” Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends.

Got that, Mitt?

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One Comment

  1. Posted September 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me of a conversation I had at a student meeting a few weeks ago, talking about the intersection of capitalism and racism. People kept saying “capitalism is broken, capitalism isn’t working” etc etc. And I wanted to say, no capitalism works just fine, just how it’s supposed to in fact. The problem is you were told and believed it was supposed to work for everyone, when in reality that was never the goal. Nice to see people waking up to that.

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