[F]or the last four years or more, people have avoided the stock market because of perceived fiscal woes that are overwhelming. I think laissez faire Adam Smith is taking care of that problem all its own. We've had deficit-to-GDP ratio that was 10.5% at the end of the '08 recession. It's now maybe 5.5%. It's sort of just melting away by about 1% a year, and government really hasn't done that. It's just been a slow revitalization of economic growth, which is raise tax receipts faster than people appreciated and lower welfare outlays. And I think that's going to continue. I wouldn't worry about the deficit so much.
~ Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, as appeared on CNBC (quote starts at 3:13 on video), June 10, 2013