According to Conservative Philosophy "No good deed goes unpunished" and for government to serve the "collective" of the American People is a Communist concept. The Preamble to the Constitution is the Mission Statement of the United States Government and, by Conservative definition, a collective of "We The People of the United States" is Socialism:
We the People of the United
States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure
domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general
Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do
ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Preamble is the "Intent and Purpose" of the Constitution, all Articles, Sections and Clauses enumerated in the Constitution goes to the "Intent and Purpose" laid out in the Preamble. However Republicans, Libertarians, TEA Party, Conservatives and the Religious Right who are a coalition under the Republican Banner assert and claim we are bound by the Intent of the Founding Fathers. Slaves were bound by the intent of the Founding Fathers.
Like Slave Plantations businesses are run strickly for the money, not for the purpose of any good deed such as to " promote the general
Welfare" of the American People. Business leaders serve the limited interest of their circle of investors. Mitt Romney has served his investors swell without question, even going so far as to set up offshore accounts in avoidance of taxes for himself and his investors. Romney may well be a very successful businessman but is what American citizens and voters are looking for is someone who will use the White House to make money for himself and his fellow investors in a Blind Trust?
The Government ordains Corporations with the intent and purpose of creating domestic jobs and/or tax revenues streams. The Private Sector Incorporates in order to make capital gains and not be financially liable and risk those capital gains in the event of bankruptcy, Corporate owners get to walk away from the debts incurred by the corporation and keep the profits they made.
Under the Bush Administration and Republican control of both the House and Senate thousands of new millionaires and hundreds of new billionaires were created while many of the banks and corporations they controlled eventually went bankrupt and those so called "exceptional individuals" that "prospered" walked away with their millions and billions intact yet tens of millions of Middle Class Americans lost their jobs, their cars and/or their homes not to mention their quality of life.