I'm a big fan of keeping things simple. I try to evaluate politicians by the things they do directly for people, not by things they say will maybe possibly happen somewhere down the line. So for example when Republicans talk about tax breaks for companies that might create jobs, I'm not interested. Give me a job creation plan or stop wasting my time.
Obama hasn't been much better. Did the banks get bailed out? Heck ya they did, to the tune of trillions of dollars. Did the bankers get in trouble? Nope, lots of them got big fat bonuses. Has Obama fixed the housing crisis? Stopped foreclosures and evictions? Nope, he hasn't really done much about that at all. So, who does he work for? Well, I'd say he works for those that he helps directly. Basically, Wall Street.
Compare that to Jill Stein, the Green Party Presidential candidate. A Green New Deal that will create 25 million jobs, a single-payer Medicare-for-all healthcare system, bringing troops home, immediately put an end to evictions and foreclosures, forgive student debt, livable wages, financial and political reform to put the system back in the hands of the people, etc. Stein's campaign refuses to take corporate money so they will be beholden to no one but the people. Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were recently arrested for protesting the Fannie Mae evictions of two Philadelphia residents. Can you see Obama or Romney doing that? Heck Romney has probably never even seen a closet smaller than a jail cell.
I wasn't necessarily trying to make this about Jill Stein. My only point is that if Obama wanted to do something for the middle class, those are the kinds of things he should be saying and talking about but isn't. Obama is a sinking ship. It won't go as fast as Romney, but still...