Job creation doesn’t come from the very wealthy. Most of them pay much lower taxes than you might believe because much of their income comes from dividends and other tax loopholes. These people do not run “Small Businesses”.
The businessperson who runs the local automobile garage, plumbing and heating firms or plumbing companies are the “Small Businesses”. Most of them are nowhere near the highest taxes brackets. They DO work for a living.
In the early 2000s, George W. Bush pushed for tax cuts–focused mostly on the very highest tax brackets–three times. At the same time, W took the country from a Budget Surplus to a Deficit. Where was that job growth?
Talk to a businessperson–not a politician. If there is not a demand for their products and services, tax cuts are not going to encourage small business-owners to create jobs. But, a re-bounding economy would.