At least two and maybe three times during the Bush years the market has approached or crested 13,000 only to drop like a rock.
I am starting to wonder if real economic growth can only come if the entire economy -- from the poor to the investor class -- rise together. The hallmark of the Bush years is that the rich get rich. And somehow, their ill-gotten profits come crashing down to the level where everyone else is still sitting in stasis.
Maybe everyone has to gain together for the system to work. Of course, these cretins will never try anything novel like spurring growth from the roots upward.