Leadership is about getting your voice heard and laying down a plan, he did nothing"
Oh what Rubbish. He actually laid down a deadline. He was insisting on it till the last week of July. He got 4 out of 5 committees to pass a bill. What could he do about Baucus or the fact that Kennedy was sick?
How about the leaders in Congress stand up and do something? They have more actual control than the prez. Obama doesn't have magic pixie-dust that enables everything he wants to magically happen.
The DOW is an indicator, not a predictor. When the DOW collapses it means your in the sh!t. It can't tell you how bad things are going to get, but it can tell you where you are now (financially speaking).