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Korporations for Kids!

© Ruben Bolling

If corporations are people, then why do some people argue that taxing corporations is “double taxation”? Doesn’t that mean that corporations are not people? And why aren’t corporations bound by the same political contribution limits as actual people?

Silly me, I guess what the Supreme Court meant is that corporations have all the rights and advantages of people, but none of the responsibilities or limitations of people. Yeah, that must be it.



  1. Dan wrote:

    Yup, that’s about it, and because “Citizens united” only dealt with “groups” of people. Guess we’ll have to evoke the equal protection clause for the rest of us to buy, ur, contribute to campaigns without limit. Although, we could just set up a dummy corperation as was pointed out in an earlier post. Oh wait, silly me, I already own my own company, I need the million dollars.

    Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  2. rk wrote:

    I’m not sure I want corporations serving on juries or voting. Do they get the right to bear arms?

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Fred Wickham wrote:

    Bearing arms is an interesting question. In all seriousness, if the right of corporations to bear arms were tested in a sufficiently conservative court, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were allowed to arm themselves. The decision would probably take some verbiage from the “peoples’ right to form militias,” and apply it to corporations.

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink