Today, according to numerous news sources, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner, told America that "job creators in America are on strike." In Labor terms, that might be called a "lockout" rather than a "strike." This is startling language to be used by the leader of the Republicans in Congress - and someone in the presidential line of succession.
Boehner seems to be confirming that this is not a simple market aberration or an actual economic decision on the part of America's wealthy and wealthy corporations. Instead, according to portfolio.com, "Businesses aren’t hiring or expanding because they see “a triple threat” of excessive regulation, a tax code that discourages investment, and “a spending binge” that has led to a federal debt crisis, Boehner said."
I'm not sure whether this is an explanation of what has randomly occurred purely due to economic factors or a plan of extortion by the privileged elites or of an insurrection in which the wealthy and wealthy corporations are intentionally withholding investment in our economy because they want to force a dismantling of the American systems of financial and economic regulation that keep our nation safe - essentially rendering America a tax-free zone for the economic elites to run amok - and erasing President Obama's re-election chances as well as those of Congressional Democrats. I'm not alleging that this insurrection is yet violent, but it is looking more like extremists are trying to avoid the "mistake" made by Henry Ford during the depression when he decided not to use his huge army to take over the depression-weakened American government - but allowed FDR to save our economy with programs that right-wing extremists still desperately seek to dismantle (e.g., Social Security).
I'd like a Congressional investigation to look into whether the reasons for this "strike" of business is economic or political. To be sure, this is an incredibly difficult task. But the question must be asked. Is this simple economics or is it the triumphant return of the John Birch Society? Is it economics or an elite "going Galt." This latter reference is to the hero of Ayn Rand's in "Atlas Shrugged," who, confronted with regulations and taxes, decided to stop participating in the economy and just sit and wait until the system collapsed. In our economy today, we need capital to create jobs. Are the wealthy and wealthy corporations just wimps sitting on their money - or have they "gone Galt?"