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Mitt Romney: ‘Corporations are people'

Ames : IA : USA | Aug 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM PDT
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August 11, 2011 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a hard time fending off shouting Iowa voters on Thursday when he told the crowd that "corporations are people."

Romney used the phrase to defend the GOP platform that refuses to raise taxes on people. By classifying corporations as ‘people' Romney thought the crowd would agree with his no tax policy. But it didn't work.

The ensuing shouting match between Romney and the heckling Iowa voters left the candidate struggling to defend his position.

In multiple polls, Americans overwhelmingly say that corporations should pay more taxes to help balance the budget, rather than lay the entire burden on the middle class and poor.

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