It is worse than taxation without representation (that provoked the rebellion against the Brits).
About 50% of adult US citizens do not work.
About 40% do not pay Federal income tax.
The government job is encouraging these unemployed to work. Now, the government discourages them by taking their benefits for taking a job.
The government should retrain workers and make the businesses profitable to run. With high taxes, there is no incentive to expand business. With excessive taxes, the rich just move to tax heavens.
Most of us are middle class and we're squeezed by the poor and the rich.