James Carville's famous line from the 1992 Presidential campaign, "It's the economy, stupid," is applicable again this year and the reason why is the economic uncertainty created by Barack Obama and his gang of leftist radical tinkerers:
Why isn't the economy recovering? After previous recessions, unemployment didn't get stuck at close to 10 percent. If left alone, the economy can and does heal itself, as the mistakes of the previous inflationary boom are corrected.
The problem today is that the economy is not being left alone. Instead, it is haunted by uncertainty on a hundred fronts. When rules are unintelligible and unpredictable, when new workers are potential threats because of Labor Department regulations, businesses have little confidence to hire. President Obama's vaunted legislative record not only left entrepreneurs with the burden of bigger government, it also makes it impossible for them to accurately estimate the new burden.
Nothing more effectively freezes business in place than what economist and historian Robert Higgs calls "regime uncertainty."
"(A)ll of these unsettling possibilities and others of substantial significance must give pause to anyone considering a long-term investment, because any one of them has the potential to turn what seems to be a profitable investment into a big loser. In short, investors now face regime uncertainty to an extent that few have experienced in this country -- to find anything comparable, one must go back to the 1930s and 1940s, when the menacing clouds of the New Deal and World War II darkened the economic horizon."
Uncertainty created by Obama's legislative "successes" are comparable to the Depression and World War II? This does not bode well for job growth.
No manure, Sherlock. And the way to end the uncertainty is coming up on Election Day in November when we can give the Obama buffoons the spanking they so richly deserve.