Mitt Romney to heckler: "Corporations are people"

08/11/11 Seán Kinane
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Are corporations people? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seems to think so. In a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair Thursday Romney was questioned by an audience member whether he would take Social Security out of the debt-reduction debate since it doesn’t contribute to the national debt.

"We have to make sure the promises we make are promises we can keep. And there are various ways of doing that. One is we can raise taxes on people. That's not the way..."

(crowd): "Corporations. Corporations."

"Corporations are people my friend. We can raise taxes on..of course they are.

Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people."

(crowd): laughter

"Where do you think it goes?"

(crowd): "In their pockets."

"Whose pockets. Whose pockets. People’s pockets. Okay. Human beings, my friend."

Audio from video broadcast on C-SPAN.

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