Only a pompous ass proclaims to speak for everyone, which is exactly what Graham Gillette (GG) did in a crumby Ragister column.
Memo to CEOs: We need to talk about fairness
In an open letter to American CEOs, this P. R. Consultant confesses --
We, the people of this country, are painfully aware our actions helped cause this recession. Easy-to-obtain credit fueled our growing appetite for bigger and bigger houses and fed our insatiable hunger to consume the devices, tools, appliances and thingamajigs your companies sell.
That's not how WE do things at the Not So Vast Right Wing Ranch, so don't dump on us and lump us in with the phonies that frequent your world.
Gillette's column continues by stating Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said raising your taxes is not only a matter of fiscal responsibility, but also of fairness.
Why doesn't GG advocate raising taxes on the half of the country that doesn't pay income taxes and the 30 percent of American households that actually made money from the tax system by way of the refundable tax credit?
Because he's decided what's fair, not we and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Graham Gillette, and the Des Moines Register, not quite the best a man can get.