Romney: ‘Corporations are people, my friend’

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Speaking at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had some kind words for corporations.

“Corporations are people, my friend,” Romney said during a heated back-and-forth between heckling audience members and him. “Everything they earn ultimately goes to people.” (RELATED: August 11, 2011
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Some commentators have called Romney’s statement a potential gaffe. On the other hand, Romney’s opinion happens to be shared by a majority of the Supreme Court, which ruled in the 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations are entitled to the same First Amendment protections as individuals are.

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