You do not protect middle class families by attacking their employers.
This is Economics 101.
And it isn't just bankers who are not on the President's side here. It is most "hard" business owners.
The millionaires referred to here are generally people in the entertainment, consulting and legal fields - people who typically benefit from enhanced regulation or who depend on government-enforced monopolies.
What employers? Contractors, lobbyists, and influence peddlers on NoVa? Hedge fund managers in CT? I never worked for any of them.