Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, September 17, 2011

If a Corporation Is a Person, then are Shell Corporations Clones?

Mitt Romney laid out what he thought about corporations, saying that they are people. Yeah, well I don't think that were any corporations on trial at Nuremberg, were there? Even though Hitler would have still been living in almost the 19th century without American corporations. What? You didn't know that? We'll get to that eventually, but you can read ahead here if you want to. The danger of having a group of people considered as one person under the  law is that there is no accountability. You can't hang all the members in a corporation for murder even if they did knowingly sell Germany the gas, because the mail boy had no idea what was in those envelopes from Germany, you see.

My question, is why aren't the bigger people, er corporations paying taxes like the rest of us? If I were to pay my taxes like some thorough the Caymans or Ireland, I would go to jail, but if you're a big enough person with enough "Washington men", I guess you don't.

Oh, and shell corporations were the vehicle by which the Rockefellers totally monopolized their business. They'd set up "Vacuum Oil Co" and everyone would do business with them thinking that at least they weren't Standard Oil. If they had a genuine competitor, then they'd find a saboteur to totally mess up their operation, physically mess it up. And then they'd pay the guy off for the rest of his life. That way, they'd be guaranteed to come out ahead with the total loss of competition. Read about it in Gary Allen's book, The Rockefeller Files, it's really interesting.

So Mitt has told us how he really feels. I don't know if a supporter or detractor made this video, but it's pretty funny - Gimme Mitt!

For those of you more daring, there is the Mitt Rap.

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