Murray Hill corporate candidate bid gets big bump from Post story
The small Silver Spring-based firm has seen its number of Facebook fans double since a story ran Saturday in The Post about its corporate bid for Congress. CBS's "Face the Nation" included a segment about the company's bid on its Sunday morning broadcast.
And The Post has received nearly 500 comments on the Web about its story. Here are a few of the more thought-provoking:
This is great. Vote for Coca Cola, we'll teach the world to sing. Vote for Hallmark, when you care enough to send the very best. ... Vote for GEICO, and get the Gecko. Even a cave man can see we're the best company to deal with congress. And, on and on. The absurdity of a legal system that recognizes a corporation as an individual citizen should be apparent o any reasonable intelligent human being, except the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
This is such a great idea that I wish I had thought of it.
Maybe Murray Hill could marry another company next.
Murray Hill, Inc may only be five years old but since corporations now can determine what the law is, I think they can decide that the combined ages of all of their employees is over 25 years so they qualify. After all it's the entire corporation that is running so we have to count all of them. And they also can accept as much money from themselves as they want. Seems very reasonable to me.
A way to get around the age requirement (25 yrs old to run for Congress) seems to be: buy out a small business that's older than 25 years. Plenty of shell corporations out there, and many small businesses failing these days.
Just think, if a corporation wins, we will get to see their financial statements, their sources of income, their tax returns, etc. Maybe they should be required to reveal their finances BEFORE they run for office
THIS IS GREAT!!!!
The Onion can run this without having to change anything
Why not just auction off a congressional seat to the highest bidder? It may be a little more transparent than what we have now.
The final logical step would be to appoint a corporation, aka a law firm, to the Supreme Court. Then we will have the "corporate senators" vote to decide which corporations should seat on the Court.
I love it. In a few years, we'll have Senator Proctor & Gamble and Representative Frito Lay.
March 14, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
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