Stock market 'bulls' want to see the market continue rising because they they heavily invested from back in Spring 2009 when the Dow was at its lowest, so every day's rise increase their profit
Stock market 'bears' want to see the market drop back to those March, 2009 lows or even further so they can get in on the stock discounts they missed out on before. And once they're in, then those people will become 'bulls' themselves.
Traders and investors heavily invested in gold and silver want to see things get worse for the economy, especially when it comes to weakening of fiat (paper) currency so that the two commodities will continue to rise.
Those not invested, want to see a strong dollar- mainly so the price of gold and silver drop down to levels which make it affordable to buy in...
Notice a pattern?
Democrats want you to believe we're in recovery so they will get credit for things getting better (even though they're not) and get re-elected in 2012.
Republicans aren't openly disputing the lie of 'recovery' because they're afraid doing so will trigger even more spending and stimulus packages, and their goal is to dramatically reduce the deficit through harsh austerity such as cuts in social services like Social Security and Medicare.
The media want you to believe recovery because people gravitate to positive information and news makes its money off ratings which allows them to gauge how much to charge advertisers.. and ad sponsors Hate negativity.
Democrats want unemployment low because it helps with re-election
Republicans want unemployment low because they know jobs once being paid $15, are now being paid $11.50 and they're getting to destroy the Unions in the process.
And Americans want jobs and are in such bad straits that their willing to sell their soul and settle for less pay, less benefits and less protection simply to be able to keep a roof over their heads...
Most Democrats like Obama are catering to Wall Street and doing everything possible to appease them because they know as a Party, that's where the bulk of their campaign 'war chest' for 2012 is going to come from. Unions are too weak to be good donors.
All Republicans cater to Wall St. and do everything possible to appease them because they've Always received their financial 'war chest' from them, plus all are in sincere lockstep economically that the poor and working class must be decimated. Reps never looked to Unions for campaign funds.
The very wealthy openly cheered the extension of the Bush tax cuts because it meant the continued savings of tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
The middle and worker classes cheered the extension because it meant they'd save hundreds of dollars
And neither could have cared less that the lack of tax revenue added about another Trillion to the National Debt
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