Republicans are forever praising the concept of taking responsibility. You’re poor? Sick? Unlucky? That’s all your responsibility. Get hurt and are suddenly faced with $100k in medical bills you never asked for? Your responsibility.
Funny how that tune changes when it comes to corporate responsibility. Then it’s all over-regulation! Trial lawyers! Stymied innovation! Utter bullshit. If Republicans held corporations to the same standard of responsibility they do an unwed mother of two, I just might vote Republican.
As Ezra points out, it’s all about power, not principle.