I know a guy who owns a very successful medium-sized business. Once, at a group dinner, he bragged that his employees were so happy that they came in an hour early to load the trucks to make sure that their days would go well.
He saw this as a sign that he was doing well by them. I saw it as a sign that they needed more time to do the job well and that he wasn't willing to pay them for it.
When I shared my thoughts, he got angry. But, to me this is the mark of a typical boss: he thinks he is doing you a favour by letting you work for him. And, this arrogance is a key factor in his success for it gives him the courage to ask for what he wants even if it is more than his due.
The Funny Banker claims that lying is the key to successful sales. I would add that the best selling, therefore, takes place when the sales person is able to lie to herself. If she can mentally twist every perspective in her favour, she can convincingly move forward with any audience she meets
And this is the case here. You might think you are smarter than your boss but you will never be his equal unless you too have the certainty that whatever is good for you is good for the country.