Lovely, succinct summary by Dave Winer:
I have a lot of money. I got it the right way. I inherited a lot of it, and then I made a lot more. Every year I make a hundred million or more. Money is a big deal for me.
And in that way I represent Republicans everywhere.
Now I know what you all want. You want my money. Hey if I were you I’d want my money too. Here’s what I have to say to that: Fuck You. I have my money and it’s mine and you can’t have it and that’s that.
In summary. 1. My money is mine. 2. Fuck you.
Those are the two basic tenets of the Republican philosophy.