Corporations are people, my friend
"...any time you tax a corporation or a business, you're taxing people at one place or another, so we can't pretend that somehow, there's an entity out there made of steel and concrete and it's going to pay money to the government."
Just when plenty of well-meaning conservatives are jumping on various shallow bandwagons (too many names to name), Mitt Romney starts to seriously impress. He impressed me at the end of his campaign last time round and this time, he as done a much better job of not trying to pander to whoever his audience is. He let loose in Iowa (find the full video and watch it) and is now taking flack for telling the truth about taxes and deficit spending, stating the obvious "Corporations are people, my friend."
Well, lets just say the truth is never sexy. And reporters are pontificating on how this HAS to be a gaffe. It's just so foreign to their way of thinking. So the above statement was his clarification, which, thankfully, didn't backtrack at all.
He later said it even better:
“What do they think they are? Little men from Mars?’’