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Economy needs certainty

Those worries about "regulatory uncertainty" related to the state's rejection of a coal plant permit were overblown. But Sunday on ABC's "This Week," columnist George Will argued that uncertainty is haunting the national economy. He compared it to when, as Franklin Roosevelt put it at the time, capital went on strike. Now, Will said, "people don't know what energy costs are going to be. They don't know what the EPA is going to do about carbon emissions, carbon dioxide. Health care costs are uncertain. Now there's talk about a value-added tax." And interest rates will "change for the adverse," he predicted.