Here is as good a reason as any why many businesses (like mine) are currently reluctant to invest:
I've noted any number of times that government taxes comprise 14% of the national income and government spending is at 25% of the national income.
OK, so politicians have two alternatives -- they can make tough choices to reduce spending and reduce their own power, or they can just take more money from taxpayers and in so doing increase their personal power. Gee, I wonder which will occur?
Combine this is a health care bill no one understands but everyone suspects will raise the price of labor and a climate bill that won't quite die that will raise the price of energy and therefore most other inputs, and is it any wonder that businesses are reluctant to invest when their three highest costs (taxes, labor, energy) are going up by some undetermined amount?