One of the co-founders of Home Depot was on a Forbes video. He's a millionaire and he said when they started in the 70's they really struggled. It was because of Reagan Republicans and Democrats that they were able to do what they did becoming successful and growing their stores and this was related to taxes. Not that he was unwilling to pay a little bit more but he made the point that policies punishing businesses don't help anyone either.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison