When you pump hunreds of billions of phony dollars into the economy, with no increase in goods or services, they tend to go to giving a bubble effect to the market. You better look at those jobs you are talking about. They are mostly seasonal part time jobs. You should also look at all those full time jobs that are becoming part time jobs, out of the uncertainty and fear of the costs of government controlled healthcare.There is alot of uncertainty out there, which has to be solved, before we can have a real solution to the slow economy. Looks like the Democrats are badly split on how to handle the fiscal cliff. Seems they want the tax increases, but not the spending cuts. If so, it means no solution to the real problem of massive government overspending on entitlements.