taxes; corporations; personhood & representation
I was thinking recently about the debate over a corporation's status and their ability to donate to a political campaign and whether or not they have the same rights as individuals.
this could apply to any other group as well.
it could easily be argued that any group is not a person much less a citizen with any rights collectively.
in which case wouldn't taxing them go against the idea of no taxation without representation since corporations or any group for that matter don't have a representative they can vote for?
we could also conclude that states have no obligation to fund any federal program since their representation was stripped from them in 1913 as that funding could be construed as a tax on the state --- and of course if corporations aren't people then neither is a state.
thoughts and ideas...?...
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