Idea that rich people are job creators

There’s this idea in our society that rich people are job creators, and if you tax them more then they’ll create less jobs. This is simply a misunderstanding of how the economy works; it’s actually the middle class that create the jobs by creating the demand that forces business to increase employment.
Corporate profits are at a 50-year high, while unemployment is also at a 50-year high. If it was true that the rich and business were the job creators, we’d be drowning in jobs today.
~Nick Hanauer