Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inversion of the money snatchers

Now that corporations are people - according to Republicans - it's amazing how much better people they are than the rest of us, isn't it?

Corporations can do no wrong, even when they abandon America. Refugees? We hate them. Unless they're corporations, naturally. And, of course, Texas has never had to execute a corporation. They're just that good!

You know, it's a real shame we've got any... lesser class of people at all, isn't it? Wouldn't it be great if the only people in America were corporations? Oh, well, we can dream...

Here's Sen. Elizabeth Warren:

"America is a great place to do business, because of the investments that we have made, together." Yup. Corporations want to take advantage of the society we've all built - indeed, they have taken advantage of it, which is how they've become wealthy in the first place - but they don't want to pay for any of it.

Well, sure. You can understand why some 'people' are tempted to become freeloaders, can't you? It's just greed. But why is it that the Republican Party defends these freeloaders? How can that seem right to anyone?

Of course, if the Democrats favor something, the GOP will oppose it. Republican leaders agreed among themselves to oppose anything Barack Obama wanted, no matter what it was, even before Obama took office, before he'd done anything at all.

But there's even more to it than that. Corporations, like other rich 'people,' buy the favors of the GOP (and of all too many Democrats, too). Well, we've let this happen. When money is that important in election campaigns, of course the wealthy will be favored.

And now that corporations are considered 'people' - at least, by the five right-wing Republicans on our Supreme Court - it turns out that they're the best people of all: rich people.

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