This is nonsense, the bill's sponsor wants you to believe that there are all these "hard working" people harmed by the current policy. The change really only benefits company owners by exposing them to less oversight from the SEC. As we have seen in the past even large companies with lots of resources and oversight engage in chicanery when it comes to compensation through stocks. This is likely even higher when you're talking about small companies who have less oversight from institutional investors. Oversight is forgotten when times are good, it's for the bad times that we have it.