What we need at the moment is a guy like Augustus or Trajan. What we have at present is a Caligula or Nero. He truly has fiddled while the nation burned. I am fully congnizant of your tea bagging refernece, which really suits the present Emperor. Once again, a knowledge of domestic and geo politics, and history can be very useful in investing. For those of you think that Irene is why the market will rise today,than you truly have not learned form the masters like Buffett or Miller. Look at things like devaluation of the Swiss Franc, and Italy getting its financial house in order.