Would your rather be making $344k and paying 37% in federal tax or making $32k and paying 10.5%?
I am happy to be paying a boatload of taxes since it means I am in the top 1%. And if I pay another 3% to 5% more on income above $250k in "adjusted gross income", which might amount to another $5k to help pay down the national debt, it will not change my lifestyle one iota. The BS that successful small business owners (I own three) would rather not work than pay more taxes is one of the stupid lies of the stupid party.
By the way, gov't regulations or taxes have no effect on my hiring decisions. Only my sales outlooks and the availability of affordable talent does. So the GOP should get off that stupid bandwagon.