I speak as a Republican supporter. I see things simplistically: low taxes, businesses profit and prosper, thus enabling those businesses to invest more into their own community in jobs and infrastructure investment, and purchase of supplies from their own community. That is the cycle which I see caused the United States to rise to become the richest nation in history. In nature, there are cycles: the water cycle - it rains, water flows to sea, water evaporates, eventually falling as rain. It's impossible for that cycle to be broken. But man's greed, specifically the greed of American businesses, since the 1990's has seen shipping jobs overseas while expecting to reap increased profits State-side. Therefore, I see it as a cycle that is broken, when the Republicans refuse tax rises, but do not have significant policies to encourage American businesses to keep employment and manufacturing at home. As a GOP supporter, I identify this as what's broken in the Republican philosophy: >> The GOP should not believe in the "free market", i.e. pursuit of profits at all cost. >> Rather, the GOP should believe in the free market CYCLE, i.e. pursuit of profits as a means of cycling profits back into the U.S. economy. As a GOP supporter, I am sickened by the greed that sustains the base model of its policies. There is a mega mental block when US corporations think they can pillage the US marketplace for sales profits, and keep shipping their manufacturing offshore. This can only go on for several decades until the system implodes. And it is imploding now after several decades of shipping manufacturing and technology overseas. A symptom of the sickness is when CEO's like Tim Cook feel no responsibility to the US community, but only to Apple shareholders. When did this sort of sick thinking take root? This sort of business mentality is taught in business schools. It's a philosophy that no one questions, because it's the culture and everyone does it. No one stops to think that greed is sin. Rather than citing Tim Cook as 2012's runner up TIME magazine man of the year, Apple should be cited as an example of everything that is broken in U.S. business philosophy. Some day -- if America becomes an economic basketcase like Russia -- we will look at Apple's $120 billion cash hoard as the ultimate example of a company that flouted the free-market CYCLE, and turned it into a free-market push for profits with wanton disregard for any responsibility to its own U.S. community. Whenever American business parrot the mantra -- "our only responsibility is to our shareholders" -- that is a doctrine that, as Winston Churchill said, we are entering "A Period of Consequences". The Soviet Union took several decades to reap the consequences of Communist philosophy. Similarly, America is now reaping the consequences of flouting the profit-investment cycle. It is a cycle which cannot be broken, without dire consequences. Somewhere in the equation, Tim Cook -- as the master of Apple's infrastructure creation -- is an embodiment of this philosophy which, in my view, we are going to see the consequences.