unfortunately for the u.s. obama is doing everything he can to prevent the poor to become middle class by him destroying capitalism, and freedom. it will happen in africa but not in europe or america, it is happening in india and communist china but obama's policies will have the reverse: we will have many more poor. that is what he wants to create with his idea of big government that sucks up people's spending abilities which is what it takes to create businesses and elevate the poor to middle class. what have they done!!!