This President, and his toadies in Cingress, lack the fundamental thought-process, and motivation, to form and implement the changes needed to turn this mess around.
Obama massively expanded government and the nanny-state in his first two years. Taking a bad situation, and making it worse. Such as this tax break are to put the smallest of band-aids on a cancer. Obama cannot do what is needed. He is fundamentally opposed to everything that is needed.
Everything will stay hunkered down, and in essance close to economic collapse, for so long as Obama is in office, and the direction of our leaders stays as it is.