The burden of unjustified laws and regulations would be hard enough for businesses to bear if they were stable, but uncertainty makes it even harder. As John Stossel argues:
The number of on-the-fly programs in recent years (from attacks on unpaid internships to Cash for Clunkers) has been astounding. This uncertainty kills job creation. If you cannot tell what will happen next week, next month, next year, why make a significant commitment? The next law or executive order might make a mockery of your plans.