Inherent in Republican economics is the justification and exaltation of human greed and egotism. It is a gratuitous statement to say that all citizens should take care of themselves from a podium when campaigning for political office. It is a ludicrous statement, which not only isn't appropriate for a day at Disney World, but is bat-dodo crazy in the context of the real world in which we all live. All Americans- to the best of their ability- are doing that now. It is much harder to get people to help their fellow citizens, either directly or indirectly, through the payment of taxes or labor; to protect a town, fight a war, repair a road, build a bridge, or even provide aid to victims of natural and especially man made disasters.
Since we must coexist, depend upon one another for many things including security and "goods and services", compromise, sacrifice and selflessness, in proportion, and in accordance with the teachings of Christ, are necessary for survival. To get people to do the needed things is the role of government, as well as academic institutions and Christianity. There is no "I" in We the People.
Deeply implicit in the philosophy of Romney, Ryan and the Tea Party is a moral sanction to greed and self interest, and the notion that what is wrong in America, we cannot make right. I spent the better part of last night perusing a King James Bible and could not find a single passage to support this philosophy.