This economy has the real opportunity to roar back in 2011. The GDP numbers were up an annualized 2%. This is great news considering the fact that corporations in the S&P are holding on to $1 trillion dollars and not hiring! It is not normal to find positive GDP without hiring or spending by corporate America.
There is a feeling that once the mid term elections are over, there will be more certainty as to how governmental economic policies will be shaped. That alone will allow corporations to act and start hiring again.