The people who do the hiring in this nation need more leadership out of Washington and more certainty from the Obama administration's attitude on capitalism, hedge-fund investorNelson Peltz told CNBC Monday.
"The landscape is cloudy. People don’t know what taxes are going to be," said the Trian Partners CEO, who favors a "flatter tax" than the current rates. "People don’t know that the [Obama] administration attitude toward capitalism is going to change back to where it should be. When there’s all these great question marks, people sit on their hands, and that’s what’s happened in this country."