You have nailed the question. And I will fight like a wildcat to keep the self-serving rich and elite from creating a future for themselves, while doing it on the backs of the poor and middle classes. I won't sacrifice my kids and grandkids for their greed.
We live in a country that fosters and encourages wealth. If someone rises above the fray, they should reap the rewards ... But, they should never expect that entire governement policy be created to support their increased wealth, while the same policy tramples down the poor and middle classes.
The Republicans will always bang their drums loudly on how this would affect small business owners. ... but it not the small business owners they are protecting ... small business is not the main political contributors of the Republican party, while big business is a huge political contributor. The Republicans are all about big business and the very wealthiest in this country .. hence the huge tax loopholes for big business, and the hamstringing of the IRS in recent decades.
Even though they are not the party of the every day hard working American. the Republicans know how to capture the vote of the common man ... they target the fanatical, the racists, the intolerant, and those with a single-minded issue such as gun rights. Viola! ... millions of hard working people ... often victims of Republican policy themselves, are now voting to make rich people even richer. A Republican dream comes true.