Today In Corporate Personhood

What’s that line from the last presidential election? I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one? Yeah, that:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the nation’s largest diesel retailer acknowledges that employees cheated trucking companies out of promised fuel rebates and discounts. Prosecutors said Monday that Pilot has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty, which is within the range of what the company would pay if convicted at trial.

Corporations have Constitutional rights like freedom of speech and freedom of religion but they have no responsibilities. Ain’t that just peachy.

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4 responses to “Today In Corporate Personhood

  1. Peachy. What happens to the money from those penalities? Does it go to the courts or regulatory agencies for their trouble?

  2. Mary Wilson

    And connected to the Governor’s FAILURE to serve the People, check out the front page of the Tennessean…Governor DEFIANTLY refuses to Obey Federal orders to comply and fix TENNCARE “problems he created”.
    I now will blame him and his criminal TEA Legislature when I hear about another uninsured person who has DIED waiting for him to DO THE RIGHT THING. I know one, a grandmother, so ill she needs immediate heart surgery, income of $550 a month, NO INSURANCE, too young for SS Disability who is in an area FOR Profit hospital here who is going to be discharged soon because she has NO WAY to pay her bill. This death is on the Governor’s head as he has no conscience.

  3. OT:

    Doesn’t say where they took most of the photos of these tats:

    http://guff.com/amazing-tattoo-grammar-fails

    but I’m leaning towards the gunzenhanced, religified and logic impaired.

  4. More Peachy.

    DOJ Citigroup Settlement Lacks Disclosure Of Victims And Criminal Conduct