“Rich people create jobs” and “Did you ever get a job from a poor person?” It’s a popular line on the right-wing talk-radio circuit. They use it to argue that rich people should pay less in taxes… At right-wing Townhall.com,
The amount of money you make in your lifetime is basically up to you. . . . Who creates these new jobs? Rich people create jobs. There ought to be a national day of recognition for rich people for all they have done for the country. Liberals think if someone makes the right life choices, works hard, and becomes financially independent from the government, they have to be punished with higher taxes to pay for all of the 45 year old minimum wage workers who never learned how to do anything.