The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Your strawmans ever get stale? The taxes haven't even hit yet. The stock market is up, because they don't have to worry about a long drawn out political fight or the country plunging back into recession. (Perhaps if you knew anything about the stock market besides what you read in article headlines, you would know this.) That doesn't mean the tax increases were a good thing but it also doesn't mean its armeggedon either. Just a step in the wrong direction.
The markets would be the exact same right now whether taxes went up, down, or stayed the same. All the markets cared about, is that the fiscal cliff deal didn't get drawn out and that a possible recession was avoided. The taxes however, will effect the markets down the road, although results may vary.