The Long Wait for Certainty

Robert R. Livingston

Certainty: Life, Liberty and Persuit of Happiness

When in the history of human endeavor has any class of citizen ever been granted certainty in the outcome of investments made?

Yet today, in the United States, self-proclaimed job-creators are saying they are NOT creating jobs because of uncertainty.

The job-creators tell us that they will not create jobs

  • unless their taxes are set lower than they have ever been;
  • not unless workers accept lower wages with no benefits and no safety nets;
  • not unless worker safety and environmental laws are repealed;
  • not unless banking and investment laws are repealed;
  • not unless they can quickly regain their investments plus a profit, and
  • not unless the U.S. government pays down the debt and turns over governance to the states.

The major religions of the world talk about the duty of those who can, to freely, happily give 10% of what they have to aid the poor, the hungry, the homeless and the infirm.

This is the blessing of tithing upon the giver.

If all the job-creators would simply reach down into their souls, and pocketbooks, and each create 10% more jobs than they need for a year, unemployment and economic stagnation would end. The newly employed workers could in turn buy the goods and services sold by the job-creators and taxes could be reduced along with the size of government.

The job creators have the power to end this recession now and keep America from sliding into an even worse depression.

If job-creators keep waiting for certainty, the only certainty we will get is the certainty of continued suffering at their hands.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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