In 2001 the nasdaq was around 5000, today it is 3364ish. and that is AFTER a accumulative inflation increase of 31.6% since 2001. if the market was the 'same' value as back then, which was a high, no doubt about it, the nasdaq would have to be at about 6580...anyone who runs around yelling about the # itself 'being so high' is just ignorant. then again the # itself isn't what matter either. The DJIA is at 14758.32 today after a 352 point loss, remove the 31.6% accumulative inflation and you are at 10094.64, which the djia was at 10700's in 2001. We clearly have not kept up with inflation and thus the lefties have notta imo to run around whooping and hollering about. It is even worse if you go and look at where things were in 2007 when the dems first took majority. in 2007 (of which I should add the republicans made the budget for as the budget is made the year previously in feb, 2006 which they were still in majority.) the djia went up to close to 14,000. with the accumulative inflation of 12.3% since then, just the same value for the market would be 15722 roughly, so it is 1,000 points off even it's base rough value just from raw inflation outright. and that is now, after all the BS we as people have put up with in the last 6 years since the dems have taken majority even. still not even breaking even isn't something to brag about after 6 years of being in not only majority, but super majority...and frankly the only time it even started to get better was after republicans took majority back in the house in 2011, and we all know it. (and I will add since we Tea Party people have become more involved also.) Prior to THAT, it was steadily and continuously going downhill, more and more, since after the highs of after the republicans held majority, and the democrats took it.