"Will the administration and the Senate join us in getting our fiscal house in order? Or will they continue to add entitlements and borrow and spend at unsustainable levels? If only they would unite with us, confidence can be restored in America and capital investment can return.
But if they don’t walk us back from the precipice, businesses will see only weaker prospects for profit and growth on our shores – and turn instead to other countries they deem safer. What does this mean for America? It means we would be a lot more like Europe. Our graduates and work force would have less opportunity to find work. Our prospective entrepreneurs would have less incentive to pursue their ideas. Unemployment would be permanently higher and growth would be permanently weaker."