The amount the stock market has "risen" in the last 4.5 years is equivalent to the devaluation of the dollar that has occurred because of our fiscal policies.
If you don't understand the concept, it takes more green paper bills to buy the same product than it did 3.5 years ago. AT LEAST AS MANY.
If you still don't understand; the "rise" in the stock market is based up inflated (printed) dollars, not real ones. If you still don't understand, God help you, (yes I DO mean that literally)