I'm gonna break my own rules and be a little political here... (By the way, I LOATHE politics, and I'm not knowledgeable about the stock market, or anything else financial for that matter.)
However, in light of what I've seen the past few years, I've come to a pretty confident conclusion...
CORPORATE AMERICA rules the country - not the government.
A bit of evidence:
PS- I have even more evidence, but I'm keeping my mouth shut - for now.