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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Economic uncertainty"


The pathetic state our staggering economy is often blamed on "uncertainty" about future government actions.  Does that analysis make any sense?  

If "uncertainty" was removed, and businesses and investors were 100 percent sure that the future was going to bring them crippling regulation and confiscatory tax policies, would economic growth and hiring then pick up steam?

Let's catch up with Cold Fury, who laid out the real deal on August 21.
Y’know, it’s become kind of amusing to me to hear people talk about “uncertainty” as the main reason behind the Obama Depression and the strangulation of capitalism and liberty under his regime. I’d argue that it ain’t uncertainty that’s keeping capital sidelined and businesses reluctant to expand; it’s certainty that’s the real problem here. Everybody knows by now what these dimestore dictators intend, what they’re up to here. Everybody knows how mulishly hostile they are to business and the productive class. And anybody smart enough to start a business and nurse it carefully along to eventual success is also smart enough to want no part of the Leftist wreckers currently running the country into the ground.
The only “uncertainty” here is whether the blockhead sector of the electorate has learned its lesson from its dismal flirtation with socialism yet, enough to sweep the DC despots out into the street with the biggest, sturdiest broom they can possibly find. Once that’s established one way or the other, some measure of prosperity and growth may be restored — or businesses will continue fleeing this incipient banana republic as fast as they can, and our final, catastrophic collapse will continue on course and on schedule.
 Sooner or later, we'll all acknowledge the truth: it's intentional.

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