Conservative Republicans and their misguided low information base want the rest of America to believe America needs a president who has business experience and will run the country like a business. It was one of the reasons so many in the poor, working class, and middle class supported Mitt Romney for president. Even on the surface this is a ludicrous statement. When you dig deeper, it is insane.
Why would any ordinary citizen in his or her right mind want the government of The United States Of America to be Run like a business? Conservatives and the Republican party are hell-bent on privatizing government services that have traditionally been performed by our democratic government because greedy men and women on the right want the United States of America to be run by corporations and greedy CEOs.
Those poor, working class, and middle class American who were so unshakable in their defense of and support of the Business Romney for president, either didn't know, ignored, or refused to believe what Mitt Romney corporations did to average working class and middle class Americans. But, then, what should we expect from a group of people whose only source of information is the people who feed them mis-information and play upon their fears, their anger, and their lack of critical thinking?
What is the purpose of government in a democracy? Shouldn't government in a democracy exist for the common good? Doesn't the common good refer to all the people--government of the people, by the people, and for the people? For-profit corporations don't serve the common good.
Corporate businesses exists for the sole purpose of getting money out of the many to benefit the very few.
Corporations will take money from the public even if it has to fleece the public. It will do this even if it has to pay workers the lowest possible wages, with little or no benefits, and a lack of regulations that protect workers and their families. It will do this even if it has to sell products the public doesn't need. It will do this even if it has to sell products that are harmful to the health and well-being of 99% of America.
And only a government of the people, by the people, and for the people can protect Americans from corporate greed and corporate abuse. Government that is run like a business by corporations and greedy CEOs will not protect average Americans from the 1% who control wealth.
Government in a democracy that serves the common good supports laws, policies, statues, rules, and regulations that are shared and beneficial to most if not every member in every population group in our nation. This includes shared protection and benefits for all the people irrespective of race, sex, religion, ethnic background, sexual preference, country of origin, economic wealth or lack of it, or political affiliation.
If enough Americans don't believe in that concept of democracy and elect politicians who will sell America to Corporations, then we will have only ourselves to blame. And if your children hate you for what you will have done to them and their future, then they should.
Stupidity, racism, fear, hate, and trusting corporations and corporate politicians to serve America are very foolish and dangerous things