“The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney is the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. “People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die, and that matters. That matters because we do not run this country for corporations. We run it for people, and that is why I support
Sorry to violate unwritten TOS and post without reading the article. Just the sight of this author, the sight of her name in print, or any verbal reference to katrina spikes my blood pressure to the vascular accident danger zone. It's all about my health.
Gee whiz, Katrina, we are doing so well - jobs, the economy, falling national debt, honesty in Libya, rising stature in the world for the US - who in the world could argue with your clearly informed perspective?
But, Katrina, corporations ARE people; living, breathing employees and their families. THAT is what Romney meant, and you know it. And if you hurt corporations with government heavy-handedness, the pain ripples through those living, breathing people and their happy, dancing, loving, dying families you and your ilk claim to care so much about.
Corporations may provide products for consumers, incomes for working people and profits for stockholders. That fat, lazy welfare queen in her jammy pants and flip flops in the checkout line ahead of me with her EBT card doesn't produce anything of value.
This writer manifests a level of naivete to be expected in a ten year old but that is unexpected and shocking in an adult. She is old enough to know better but she does not, probably because she refuses to do so. In other words, she is a Leftist. She prefers her childish good guys versus bad guys caricature of reality to the real thing. She would rather dwell in the fantasy ideology of Leftism than grapple with the sordid complexities of the real world. Not least among the sordid complexities of the real world are the multiple, intricate, seemingly endless connections between the Obama administration, big business, high finance, banks, insurance companies, energy interests, and other for-profit enterprises that Ms. vanden Heuvel professes to disdain. Can she really be as ignorant of this as her column suggests? Does she simply not know about the tentacles of the filthy capitalists embracing and emanating from the Obama regime? Who does she think is paying for it all? Ordinary Americans who think Obama is their messiah against greedy business and banks have some excuse for being suckers. What is this woman's excuse? A dedicated Marxist would view the Obama gang as Lenin's bourgeois useful idiots and the greedy mega-capitalists who support them in order to accrue more capital as a movement in the dialectic destined to bring about their own downfall as history progresses. There are still people who believe that sort of thing. Is she one of them? What on earth is wrong with this woman?
The upper class, the top 10%..I wish them well, in America we are all free to be..(at least we were) until Obama pitted us against one another. I may never be rich, but hope my children will be, and I NEVER want to hear Americans speak against them for earning the rewards of their hard work. This class warfare has got to stop.
More than employees--and I'm not in any way minimizing the contributions of employees--a corporation, especially a publicly traded corporation, is owned by stockholders. The management has a duty to protect the interests of stockholders and generate profits from which they can pay dividends.
Many of those stockholders own little pieces of various corporations in their 401Ks, and a lot of them are already retired and depend on those dividends to help pay their living expenses and medical bills in their "golden years." I know I do, and I am no where near the top ten percent.
mean, evil corporations how dare they make a profit? of course Katrina works for a Corp that cares little about profit and will hopefully fold in a few years. There is so much wrong in this drivel that I don't know where to begin. Socialism at its best on display and we all know how well socialism has done in reality.
They don't get too much further left than Komrade Katrina. I especially like the part where she gave away all her assets to aid the poor, sick, homeless folks and went to live in the streets with them. Oh she didn't? Well never mind.
I forgot to address the drearily familiar 'corporations are persons' canard. Anyone with the slightest curiosity and thirty seconds to spare can quickly acquire an overview of this matter, which is regularly invoked and misrepresented by ignoramuses to slander Republicans and conservatives. Does Ms. vanden Heuvel really and truly not know the origin and basis for the legal concept and settled case law of corporate personhood? She writes like she doesn't have a clue. Or perhaps she does know better but chooses to misrepresent this issue for partisan gain. Both possibilities are inexcusable in someone like her. If she doesn't know better, she should. If she does know better, she is being dishonest.
A corporation is a PERSON? Huh? Hey bub, a corporation ain't no GD person, it's a business or what have you! HAR HAR HAR HAR! Ain't that funny! Some doofus done gone and said that a corporation is a PERSON! Don't that beat all!
Ordinary, everyday Democratic dopes can plead ignorance for talking this way. They are, after all, dopes. But Ms. vanden Heuvel, whatever else may be said about her, is no dope. Why, then, does she write like one? What in the world is wrong with this woman?
From Wikipedia: Vanden Heuvel was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Jean Stein, an heiress, best-selling author, and editor of the literary journal Grand Street, and William vanden Heuvel, an attorney, former US ambassador, member of John F. Kennedy's administration, businessman, and author. She has one sister and two step-siblings. Her maternal grandparents were Music Corporation of America founder Jules C. Stein and Doris Babbette Jones (originally Jonas). Through her maternal grandmother, vanden Heuvel is a distant cousin of actor and comedian George Jessel.
Vanden Heuvel graduated from the Trinity School in 1977. Vanden Heuvel studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism and serving as editor-in-chief of the Nassau Weekly. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1981.
One of the nuanced liberals who learned so much from their studies of Marx and Lenin. She would have us all, then living in her communes, wearing hemp shirts and cracking walnuts for a living rather than working for the evil "non-person, heartless" corporations, like she does!
''The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine. The rest of you are on your own. ’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends''
Yet another rapacious Republican straw man created and argued by straw man creator par excellence, Katrina vanden Heuvel. You win Katrina... You created your opponent and you knocked him down. Such tripe.
Obama is like a cow who no one wants because you can get the milk for free. He is on Leno, Letterman, The view, Stewart, MTV and the list goes on.
Ms Warren is like a wanna be. She wants to be a native american for advantage. She wants to be a lawyer but is not a member of the bar. She is ethically challenaged in using her College office to practice law out of
Katrina is channeling demonrats here. It's the demonrats who are raiding the tax payers to help themselves and their powerful friends. Think non-stimulous. Think failed green energy. Think Chrysler & GM. Think Obamacare. Think no Senate passed budgets (that way all the continuing resolutions automatically increase the budget by 6-8%).
To find a snobbier elitist than Katrina vanden Heuvel you have to locate either Anna Wintour, (Vogue Editor) Nancy Pelosi, or Hillary Clinton. And there she is lecturing us about those evil, "I got mine" corporate types.
I don't want to pay for Sandra Fluck's Boyfriend's varietous prophylactic inventory, or her pills. But according to Katrina, (the snob, not the hurricane) that makes me just as bad as the corporatists and filthy-rich Romney's of the world.
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