corporations-are-people

That’s what’s so dangerous about what’s happening in America right now. We don’t have elected officials - it’s impossible to get elected official who represents the people. By default they have to take massive contributions from big business. When everybody was pinning so many hopes to Elizabeth Warren, and even Barack Obama, what they should have been talking about is that no single person can possibly take on the behemoth of corruption that is the American political landscape.
—  Allison Kilkenny, on Citizen Radio today about 40 minutes in. Listen at wearecitizenradio.com or on our tumblr.

When Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, actually, he did have a passenger.

He waved his corporation papers at the officer, he told NBCBayArea.com, saying that corporations are people under California law.

Frieman doesn’t actually support this notion. For more than 10 years, Frieman says he had been trying to get pulled over to get ticketed and to take his argument to court – to challenge a judge to determine that corporations and people are not the same.

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Questionable phrase of the day: Mitt Romney, facing a tough crowd in Iowa, says the words “Corporations are people, my friend.” This will be used against him for the next year and a half, guys.

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Mitt Romney: Putting Corporations First

-Joe