Bill Gates said that he would not be able to build a company like Microsoft today under the onerous conditions imposed on companies trying to operate within the US by the US government. Steve Jobs, when asked by Presbo about the jobs that Apple had sent overseas, told him “those jobs aren’t coming back”. Given the current US rules, taxes and regulations, and the unlikelihood that Presbo and Congress, with the throttlehold that Reid has on the Senate, would roll them back, that was a quite a realistic response.
Remains to be seen if all of the people who are so ready to be rescued will now vote for someone whose policies created the need to be rescued. In the US, we have multiple times in the past handled unemployment and bad economic conditions with massive rollback in government spending and taxes and each time it has resulted in a booming economy. And seen massive spending and taxing have negative results. They say that they want it to work so badly. And that is how it always does work. So badly.