Welcome to the republican ideology!
What, you thought the 'Republicans take from the poor to give to the rich' saying was just a hyperbole?
See, the democrats believe in taxing rich and poor alike. If you're goin to receive a tax refund, you'll receive the same ammount if you're a multimillionaire, as if you're the average Joe. Why? Because this will stimulate economy, since its the average joes in this world who will put that money to good use by buying more food, getting a vacation, getting a new tv...
Republicans,on the other hamd, believe in stimulating the economy from the other end. They give back more money to the rich and businesses, as this will give them extra money to hire one extra person, which will reduce unemployment, and in the end get more money circulatin, as that person will now be spending more money in food, clothes, car payments, etc.
The only difference is where they apply the stimulus to the economy - stimulate businesses to hire more people, purchase new equipment, or cut layoffs; or stimulate all the average joes to buy a little more food than usual, get new clothes, a new tv, pay off the credit card debt, go buy a dixie chicks cd just so you can watch it burn, or use it to pay for an education. The goal is to make sure it circulates and goes around.
If businesses cant afford to hire a new employee, therell be one extra person who wont be able to make money go around, because he has none. So you need to give businesses a break to stimlulate economy.
If the average joe doesnt have a lot to spend, he'll buy strictly only what he needs to get by, and there wont be a lot of money goin'round - which in turn will lead to reduced profits for businesses, drive down stock values, and cause lay-offs as an atempt to resume profitability and drive those stock values back up ( which is what united airlines has been doing - with a multimillion dollar negative profit in recent years, they need to cut expenses by laying off employees who now wont have money to spend; if, theoretically, they got all the money they need to cover that deficit, they would not only keep their employees, their stock value would be closer to the previous 100 dollars/share, instead of the current 99 cents/share- which would stimulate the economy as stockholders wouldnt be trying to sell it all at once when there arent enough buyers around.
Since money is limited, you can either give more to businesses and less to the joes, or give more to the joes and less to the businesses.