In his Monday 6 August Chicago Tribune article "Promote corporate tax transparency" John McCarron has the obligatory quotes around "corporations are people" to show where he stands on whether corporations are people or not. Didn't the founders settle that question in the first amendment where they wrote: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging... the right of the people peaceably to assemble...." What are corporations other than people peaceably assembling?
The real problem here is the government taxing the same income twice: They tax corporation income, then after the corporation distributes part of that income to stockholders as dividends. they tax the stockholders too. If that isn't double taxation, what is?
The people who assemble as corporations should be able to decide whether their corporation will pay taxes, with the stockholders not paying taxes on dividends, or the corporation should pay no income tax, and the assemblers should pay taxes on their dividends.
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI