Finally those job creating private-equity fund managers have a voice!

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Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post columnist
Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post columnist

Somebody had to do it.  

The self-described job creators who feel entitled now have a voice, thanks to Steve Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for The Washington Post.

On Saturday, Steve published a column titled “I am a job creator: A manifesto for the entitled.”  In it, he plays a corporate chief executive/business owner/private-equity fund manager-type, a “misunderstood superhero of American capitalism, single-handedly creating wealth and prosperity despite all the obstacles put in my way by employees, government and the media.”

Here’s just three examples:

I am entitled to complain bitterly about taxes that are always too high, even when they are at record lows. 

I am entitled to provide political support to radical, uncompromising politicians and then complain about how dysfunctional Washington has become.

I am entitled to load companies up with debt in order to pay myself and investors big dividends — and then blame any bankruptcy on over-compensated workers. 

Click here to read the full article.  It’s that good! 

Finally those job creating private-equity fund managers have a voice!

Updated