Do you know, the US would be lucky to be like Japan? I lived in Japan from 1998 - 2011 and never saw so much health, wealth and happiness in my life.
Let me explain something to you, the stock market is not a good indicator on the economy nor on people's lives. This is a lie expressed by TPTB, Washington and the Federal Reserve.
Those who suck the teet of Corporatism will tell you that we need the stock market to go up for us to be a healthy nation... This is a DAMN LIE!!!!!
This is fodder for serfs... the stock market perpetuates the lies from these bastards and makes them RICH! It does nothing for your communities unless they are hiring directing in your community which most do not.
LIES, LIES, LIES!!!!