Food for thought: Since last year's world economy collapse, only two major things have happened:
1. The U.S. has bailed out banks to the tune of trillions of dollars.
2. The stock market has gone up around 35% (from its low last year).
Nothing else "good" has happened. Housing is still crashing, unemployment is still increasing, state-funded services are worsening.
So the Government gave its money to the banks and the banks invested in the stock market and are making a killing.
Virtually everything outside the banking industry is not good and is worsening.
What does that tell you?