Why is there an overiding theme in the financial arena that says republicans are good for the stock market and democrats are bad? People think that if a democrat raises taxes, people will have less money to spend and companies will make less money. But nothing is ever said about where that money goes to. There isn't any less money in the system, it's just being spent differently. If Obama taxes everything and then spends billions on health care, don't you think health care stocks will go up? What about the millions in new government jobs that will be created? Those people will spend money. Besides what's so bad about the stock market going down? What's good for Wall street is usually bad for Main street and vice versa. Look at the XLE. It's up dramatically. Why? Because people are paying more for gas. The XLF has gotten hammered. Why? Because banks are taking losses from sub prime loans that defaulted (among other things). These are losses that homeowners should have taken, but banks have to write them off as bad debt because they're uncollectable. See what I mean. Then there's the times when the the government says to support the economy by going shopping. So that's great. Walmart makes more money on the purchase. Then Visa gets money on the transaction. Then Chase makes 24% interest. China of course makes money by making a piece of junk that hopefully isn't toxic. And we pay for it all. If you're afraid of the market going down, just short it. It's not unAmerican. You're profiting from a large corporation going down. That's called stickin it to the man, and that's about as American as it gets.