"There are nine stocks up in the S&P 100 since the beginning of the year," said Jim Cramer on Monday's "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC. "That means there's 91 stocks down."

Among the nine stocks up are Altria ( MO), Sprint ( S) and Schering Plough ( SGP).

"Altria is up because it was so beaten-down," said Cramer. He said Schering was "dynamite" because people anticipated that Merck ( MRK) would buy the company.

Still, the fact remains that 91 stocks are down, he said. "I could make things look really horrible on this show," he said. "I don't do that."

He said he'd like to have a "healthy debate" about how bad the market really is and what to do about it. For example, he said, Reagan "made the pie bigger" with tax cuts. "I am for higher taxes. I voted for Obama," he said. "I just think it's ill-advised to do it now."
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Altria.

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