Companies are not in business to provide jobs and food. They are in business to MAKE MONEY. If an employee costs them more than he makes them in profit, there is no point in hiring. Government has been making those costs increase drastically. You wouldn't work for no money, right, so why should a company hire if it won't bring them profit? Why should a wealthy person have to pay higher taxes because they have more? What about all the other sacrifices they've made in order to earn more, like time with family, vacations, parties, etc... People make choices in life, yet the government seems interested in penalizing only the ones that allowed people to become financially successful.