The rich hire no one. They provide capital to middle-class people who dream of becoming rich. These middle-class people hire other middle-class people who simply want the security of a regular paycheck and a little play money at the end of the week. The people in this country below the poverty line are a very small percentage of the whole, no matter how statisticians fudge the numbers. The majority of businesses in this country employ less than 100 people. Attend a local Chamber of Commerce function some time.