Back in 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled that corporations were entitled to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence the outcome of elections. The court actually ruled that corporations had the same rights as people-- how ridiculous is that?
It's so absurd that the 2012 election cycle wouldn't be complete without a mock candidacy by the nation's largest corporation: Walmart! Of course, we already know that Walmart has spent millions of dollars supporting various candidates for elected office. That's why it makes perfect sense for Walmart to take things to the next level and become a full-fledged candidate for President of the United States.
Check out the announcement below to find out how you can get involved in the campaign.
In the immortal words of Mitt Romney - "Corporations are people, my friend."
Unlimited corporate spending on elections is the driving force in our democracy. Yet, there is a growing movement in this country to deny corporations the rights afforded to them by the Supreme Court of the United States but Los Angeles, passed a resolution declaring that corporations are not people and money isn't free speech. South Carolina Democrats want to put a resolution on the ballot asking the public to vote on corporate person hood. There are even people who would blame the lingering recession and growing inequality in our society on major corporations, as they dump to bundle millions into campaigns representing a “person' as defined by law not science..
That is why, today, Walmart is officially announcing its candidacy for President of the United States, as defined by law, it is a person and as a person can run for election. It's time to take a stand and fight for those who have come under so much attack in recent months, the 1%. They need a strong voice in this race, and as America's largest private employer and the world's largest retailer, with over $480 billion in revenue in 2010, Walmart is that voice. Some might scoff at such a notion, since no major corporation has ever even been elected to Congress. But this is America-where corporations are considered people and any retail conglomerate can grow up to be a President. Welcome to 1984 in 2012! One World Government under one Corporation; meet Walmart, a neutered person of no race, color or creed; just a board of directors wanting to take over our great country!
https://twitter.com/#!/WalmartforPres What A JOKE! A Union organization saying a bid for President; it ought to be against the law, if a Joke, A BAD ONE!
Please take a moment to check out their website, like them on Facebook and follow.
We couldn't get into tonight's Sioux City, IA debate, so I'll be live tweeting my responses!
My Question is; How can an Walmart Union run for President? Is it a spoof or are they just really nuts?