Middle-class American2: “Actually, tax rates for “job creators” are at all-time lows and are largely to blame for the poor state of the economy. If you think that you will personally benefit by taking over their tax burden, you must be daft.”
Middle-class American1: “Stupid anti-american hippy protesters should get jobs. If they want more money they need to work hard for it, like job creators do.”
Middle-class American2: “Actually, the reason they’re angry is because it’s becoming harder and harder to gain wealth through hard work. In the past 10 years, wages for jobs involving hard work have been stagnant, while shuffling money and securities around has become incredibly profitable. Rather than working hard, a much more effective way to become wealthy these days is by defrauding people through bogus companies like ENRON, or by bundling sub-prime mortgages into credit derivatives and short-selling them on the NY stock exchange. In these ways, you can absorb the retirement savings of people who have worked hard for their whole lives without doing anything of value to society yourself. Meanwhile, millions of mis-informed Americans whose retirement savings you took will actually refer to you as a “job creator”. “
The term is meant to justify why the wealthy are given special legal and economic advantages and why the rich are taxed less than other people in the United States even though they can afford it more.
In Republican/Tea Party political theory, "Job Creators" are wealthy because they are industrious, virtuous, hard working people and can use their vast wealth to create jobs by hiring people to work for them. The idea that this euphemism is trying to convey is that taxing these people would hurt the economy because then their money would be going to the government (which is always evil in this political ideology) which will only waste tax money on things like social services.
Stems from the pre-Enlightenment fantasies of teabaggers and other randroids that taxing the rich will somehow hurt the economy under the fallacious belief that rich people actually create jobs.
Newspeak for an an old belief.
The thinking is that if you take away any of rich people's $$$, they will stop putting their money back into the economy (aka creating jobs). Unfortunately, these rich fuckers could care less about creating jobs, unless it's cheap overseas labor... and when they don't pay their taxes, America suffers.