Under our capitalistic form of economy, the "rich" do create many jobs, just as they control the manufacturing and distribution of most goods and services.
That's why it's tempting to love and serve the rich, no matter how they may treat the rest of us. But we need to remember 1 or 2 important things:
1. The REASON the rich control the creation of most jobs, and also control who gets hired for them, is that our amazing system of "private property" has resulted in rich people, or at least corporate investors, owning or controlling most of the farmland, factories, mines, oil and gas wells, retails stores and Silicon Valley companies in our society.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans DON'T control any of these good things, which Karl Marx and his followers labeled the "instruments of production" and (in some cases) the "means of subsistence" -- the food, clothing and shelter that are necessities of life.
As Marx pointed out late in his life, the result is that the vast majority of people who DON'T own the means of production and subsistence have to work as virtual "wage slaves" for the people who do own this stuff.
Which means that most people, even those of us who are living pretty well under capitalism, aren't really economically independent -- aren't really "free" in an economic sense.
2. A second important feature of capitalist "jobs" flows naturally from the first. Because a minority of people & big corporations controls access to most "jobs" in the United States and the world, and a large majority of lower-income and middle-income people depend on the rich and the big corporations for economic survival, the "bosses" in capitalist companies have the power to force most of us to work for less money than our labor would be worth in an economic system where working people enjoyed real freedom.
Because a minority of rich capitalists and rich capitalist companies control the supply of jobs, and the rest of us need those jobs to live, the big owners and big investors can force us to maximize their profits by working long hours, at less than ethical wages, and in some cases for long hours that interfere with our personal development, the time we can devote to our churches and communities, and the time we have left over to care for our lovers, our spouses and our kids.
One obvious solution to this lousy situation is to END the control over the job market by the rich investors, business owners and corporations, and to build a new economy in which all working people have ownership and control over their own jobs.
This would be "socialism," or "anarchism," or "communism," or maybe just "economic democracy," depending on how you want to define it. Of course, organizing a post-capitalist economic system so that it doesn't fall prey to one-party dictatorship, or government bureaucracy, or political demagogues might be tricky. It will take a lot of thinking and experimentation on the part of working people of good will. But until we get to a "post-capitalist" future, the capitalist ownership and control over our economy will guarantee that many people don't really enjoy economic independence, and it will guarantee that rich business owners with imperfect consciences will be able to screw millions of people out of decent pay and decent working hours.
-- democratic socialist