RON HART: Can Obama ‘Change’? Can the GOP?

Published: Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM.

Innovators, entrepreneurs and economic engines will not work as hard to create growth in our country if taxes on the money they make are increased to 40 percent, and then the government takes 55 percent of what is left when they die. Few business people will endure the rigors of starting or growing private sector jobs under the tone and tenor of this administration. Would you?

Those with money will just spend their time and energy playing games to reduce their taxes and avoid regulations. The result is not jobs and growth.

There is an erosion of optimism in this country; we are sliding toward selfish expediency. Obama must deal with this fiscal mess ($16 trillion in debt up from $10 trillion when he took office) he has largely created. There is no way to do it without the industrious people in America working to grow the economy.

A syndicated op-ed humorist, award winning author and TV/radio commentator, you can reach him at, Twitter @RonaldHart or at visit


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