The bottom line is, part of the reason this country is doing so poorly economically is that the rich are only concerned about getting richer, or at least staying as rich as they are. And the government is owned by the rich and powerful. Any efforts by anyone to actually "help" anyone is considered to be Socialism or at the least, "Big Government".
Please check out American's Elect and start thinking about what is going on in this country. It's been said that there is a destruction of the middle class going on. That the rich are getting richer. The media is blamed for everything, the best way to get away with something is to discredit the source of accusation. It works both ways, but those with the money have a chokehold on this country, and anyone who thinks the contrary is accused of being a socialist or a liberal crybaby.