Romney Releases Web Video: ‘Businesses Are Comprised Of People’

Updated: Aug 19, 2011, 2:53PM

Mitt Romney released a new web video on Friday, firing back at Democratic attacks on his “corporations are people, my friend” comment to a voter in Iowa last week, when he explained his opposition to raising taxes on businesses.

The video is entitled “Mitt on the Road: A Week in New Hampshire,” and shows clips of Romney speaking at different locations around that key early primary state, and discussing the poor condition of the economy.

At just over the halfway mark, Romney declares: “Businesses are comprised of people. I’m talking about repair shops, and gas stations, and beauty salons, and restaurants. I’m talking about Apple computer, and Facebook, and Microsoft. I’m talking about businesses that employ people. It’s really astonishing to me that the Obama folks would try and argue that businesses aren’t people. What do they think they are? Little men from Mars? But when they tax business, they tax people.”

Ed Note: This post has been corrected from an earlier version which said Romney had made his ‘corporations are people’ comment in New Hampshire. It was in Iowa.

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