Fears of a double-dip recession have even reached the farthest reaches of Africa. As I watch the stock market react to all the "assistance" the federal government wants to provide in growing the economy, I wonder if I'm alone in thinking that much of the actions taken by our public servants aren't causing more harm than good. Am I a conspiracy theorist in feeling that the more the government meddles in the market, the more uncertainty is introduced? Does President Obama truly think that announcing a plan to spend $447 billion more in government funds in a "jobs" bill will instill confidence in the Wall Street investor, small business owner, or average consumer? Since when does America need it's government to create jobs through spending? It's time that instead, government steps aside, extricates itself ever-so-slightly from the taxing, monitoring, and regulating of America's entrepreneurial base, and allow businesses to create the jobs that are so desperately needed.