I think Stephen stumbled on the real problem. Republicans live in an alternate universe. Where everyone is either a millionaire or owns their own business. What is the biggest self owned business in America? Or perhaps the world? Restaurants. And how many fail? All all that aside when they talk of small businesses, half of them have over 500 employees, and 45% of the remaining have more than 50 employees. So what you and I consider small businesses make up only about 5% of the whole. Well in terms of employment.