Corporations only care about making as much money for their bosses. That's it. Trickle down economics was supposed to empower the richest to provide more jobs and better pay. IMO all it did was give the rich more ways to spend money on themselves on vacations and new toys. They wouldn't hesitate to ship jobs off to another place, give out paltry raises because they could, or fire someone barely getting by to have larger bonus for an executive on up the ladder.
Wall Street doesn't care about actually helping companies now that they got deregulated. They will just as easily bet on you to lose even if you are a client of them. Goldman Sacs is a prime example that really doesn't care either way. They only care about making money.
So many people point the finger at Obama but in reality it's more about Congress. In this last round more Dem's got elected mainly because the Republicans mandate was to block anything and everything they could. It wasn't about caring about what was good or not for America. It was about trying to somehow make Obama look bad or that he wasn't getting anything done.
The deal with our country is that our massive budget as compared to other countries is heavily skewed toward the military as can be seen by this link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Un...federal_budget. We enacted 683 billion for military which is almost half the budget. Also look at the discrepancy with receipts between Individual vs Corporate income tax. Corporate income tax gathered only accounted for less than 10%. They already do everything possible to not pay hardly anything.