The economy won't be strong until wages start to increase. However, salaries have increased for the mega-rich. This is mainly because of greed. So how do we take the greed out of the equation? The financial markets and banks have to be regulated to control greed and corruption. Deregualtion is what caused the financial melt-down. The other thing is jobs need to come back to this country. Multi-national corporations are like their own countries and are not loyal to any one country. All they care about is bottom line profit and labor at the lowest cost, no matter where the labor is performed. In my humble opinion, once these two factors are taken care, we will start to have a bright future and the economy will start to grow. Of course there are many more factors, but these are the two main ones that will move the economic needle forward.