Eric Cantor (R-pander to business, school the President) puts responsibility-free corporate fraternity above all responsibility to America.
Obama told the business leaders. “Ask yourselves what you can do to hire more American workers, what you can do to support the American economy and invest in this nation.”
“That’s not how it works,” Cantor said.
Does the economy work for the middle class? Who cares, as long as the plutocrats can evade all responsibility for reinvesting any of their huge and growing profits back into American society.
This is a Republican core value: Corporations - legal fictions and hence presumably within the purview of democratic government - don't exist for our benefit. To the contrary, we live to serve corporations.
(h/t Jed Lewison on DailyKos)