Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are casting a pall of uncertainty in every direction -- even toward young immigrants. Mr. Romney vows that if elected, he'll end Mr. Obama's reprieve from deportation of young people who arrived in the U.S. illegally when they were children. As a result, some young people who might qualify are holding back for fear the information they offer could be used against them at later date if Mr. Romney is elected.
Conservative economists such as John Taylor of the Hoover Institution, one of Mr. Romney's key economic advisors, continue to attribute the slow recovery and high unemployment to Mr. Obama's "unpredictable economic policy."
In truth, it's Mr. Romney, Mr. Ryan and the GOP who have put a giant question mark over the future of the economy and over all Americans. The only way our future becomes more certain is if they lose on Election Day.
(Note: In last week's column it was incorrectly stated that Arizona's immigration law allows authorities to stop drivers who look Hispanic. The law allows authorities to question suspected illegal immigrants about their status after they have been stopped in order to enforce other laws.)
Robert B. Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, is the author of "Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it," a Knopf release now out in paperback.