This is what socialism does.
It makes you one big, monochromatic, blob of mediocrity. I mean, who wants to be as nondescript and irrelevant as Canada?
And when you bottom-feed and race-bait like Obama's ilk does, you create a non-performing, unmotivated, equally poor society of time wasters.
The American "Middle Class" has been in decline for decades at least. The financial crisis simply hit this sector much harder than any other, including the lowest class. The Upper class pretty much escaped unscathed from the entire fiasco with a few exceptions, and the poor were supported through the nightmare by Government subsidy.
This middle class was hit from both, in continued taxation, increased costs, and upper class (Banking) inaction. At this point, it is difficult to say the middle class even exists anymore.