“Two independent contractors work for my company. Both have to support their families, and are able to do that because they earn enough through their work for my company. I hired them as contractors after their W-2 jobs became untenable. So if I had to convert these two people to a W-2, I would need to terminate one of them and reduce the pay of the other. That would mean shrinking my business to the point where it can’t even sustain me. That means instead of three people productively contributing to society, paying taxes, and having fulfilling work, we would all three need to live on welfare, resort to criminal means of making money, or die from starvation and exposure. I’ve been in business since 1997. The business has survived much, but there is no way it can survive this particular threat.”