Do you think America is a corporation, should it have a CEO?Submitted by MadThrillz on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:27
I was recently wasting my time reading Mitt Romney's Facebook page to see what his supporters think of him. First of all, its overwhelming the amount of apathy and dislike for Romney on his own page. Ron Paul and Obama don't have this problem (at least on the level of Romney's page).
Anyway, it seems most of his supporters like him because "he is a businessman" and has "plans" to save the economy. This is complete bull as Romney hasn't come up with one single plan, only spouting off that "Obama isn't working" and "I have common sense plans to get America back to work".
One disturbing common theme his supporters share is the idea that America is a corporation, and needs a CEO to run it. Here is a post from one of his supporters.
"Consider,the United States of America is a large international corporation, and every taxpaying citizen is an investor,(stockholder if you prefer), Wouldn't you rather choose a man with Mitt Romney's business experience over a neighborhood planner, to run your business?"
In which I responded..
"America isn't a corporation! A corporation's main goal is to increase net profit! The government's main priority SHOULD be to represent PEOPLE. This is our problem, the government is supposed to represent the will of the people, not corporations. Corporations use their lobbying power in Washington to benefit THEM, and not you."
So fellow fans of Liberty, what do you think? Do you think America should be treated like a corporation? Upvote if you agree that America is about PEOPLE and not business.
Edit: I changed the title as to promote healthy debate on this topic. From the comments already posted, it seems that there was more to this issue than I thought. If you have anything to add to the discussion, feel free. Even if America could be considered a corporation, should it be? Should America really try to have a CEO like Romney, or do you think a president should be more than that?