What's the stock market got to do with it? The market has been kept afloat by profits, period. The economy isn't growing, and jobs aren't being created. Corporations are sitting on their profits, with most of it being earned overseas. The only reason it skyrocketed last week is because investors reacted favorably to the fact that spending growth was cut, even if only 2%. The unemployment numbers are fixed and do not reflect the actual unemployment rate! It merely reflects the number of people "looking" for work...some have been out so long they aren't bothering to look anymore. True unemployment is closer to 18%+!!! History has always reflected the facts. This time around we aren't playing with facts, but with Obamafantasies.