Obama knocks Romney: Corporations are not people

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, May 5, 2012 19:34 EDT
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President Barack Obama launched his reelection campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday by rebuking his presumptive Republican opponent’s approach to taxes and the economy.

“We’ve come too far to abandon the change we have fought for these past few years” Obama told a crowd of 14,000 supporters. “We have to move forward.”

Obama described his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as a “patriotic American” who had “much to be proud of.” But the President said Romney had “drawn the wrong lessons” from his experiences as a wealthy investor.

“Somehow, he and his friends in Congress think that the same bad ideas will lead to a different result,” Obama said.

The President also mocked Romney for claiming that “corporations are people.”

“I don’t care about how many ways you try to explain it,” he said. “Corporations aren’t people. People are people.”

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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