81% of the population is dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed – this is GOOD.

At 81%, people of the right, left and center are fed up.  When you have that degree of disgust you can expect “non-linear” events . . . incumbents are thrown out, new leaders emerge, new plans are tried . . . It will be fascinating.  Never before has the public been social media enabled to express their points of view and inform themselves from unconventional sources.  Just as in professional sports – the fans are calling for firing the coach and trading for new players.  The commanding viewpoint is current conditions are not acceptable.  BTW – after the spike in negative sentiment in 1974 (remember – back when President Nixon resigned in 1974 following VP Agnew’s resignation in 1973, back when we had NYC at risk of going bankrupt in 1975 and we had a recession and a bear market) the S&P 500 gained 31.5% in 1975 and 19.1% in 1976.  After the spike in 2008/2009 the S&P 500 gained 46.6% in the 12 months following the low in March 2009.  Change is on the way my friends.  Markets rise when people are looking up instead of down. Jeb Terry, Sr. Oct. 7, 2011

Gallup Poll Chart courtesy of  Scott Grannis September 28, 2011,
http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2011/09/people-are-very-upset-and-that-is-good.html

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