It bothers me how people keep touting all these great numbers and that Wallstreet is having a grand-old-time with its bull market. However, the median income has been stagnant for half a decade now, and nearly all the economic gains have been going to corporate coffers, banks, and the top 1% of the population.
Corporations and banks are making record profits, and the stock market is hitting record highs, but that does not mean the average worker is feeling it. Oh, and median income, after accounting for inflation, still has not recovered past the pre-2008 crash levels.
I'm just saying, Obama did a great job for his Corporatist buddies and lying through his teeth that he would not appoint lobbyists to government positions. But what did we expect? His top donors were from the banks and telecomm industry. Quid pro quo is now the status quo here in DC. Bribe your politician of choice with campaign contributions to buy laws, subsidies, and regulatory appointments of your choosing.
NOTE: I am NOT saying it would be better with a republican president. I'm just a crazy liberal who is very displeased with the horribly corrupt federal government that is for-sale to the highest bidder and how the media is completely complicit and in-bed with the system because those same campaign donors are their donors/advertisers.