Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The Imperial District--Washington, D.C., fiddles while America burns
Posted on 10/19/2011 4:51:12 PM PDT by jazusamo
New Census Bureau data show that Washington, D.C., is the wealthiest metropolitan area in America. This is nothing to be proud of.
The report shows that the National Capital Region edged out Silicon Valley to become the most affluent U.S. metropolitan areas. The typical Washington metro household earned $84,523 in 2010, compared to a national median income of $50,046. Income in the D.C. area registered a 0.8 percent drop, but that didnt faze government bureaucrats, who kept getting automatic raises. For federal workers, total compensation with benefits jumped 3 percent in 2010 to an incredible $126,369. A separate study showed that nationwide, inflation-adjusted median household income fell 6.7 percent between June 2009 and June 2011. Figures like this feed the perception that government personnel are no longer public servants but a self-serving, privileged class.
Other metrics show that good times are rolling inside the Beltway. Unemployment in the D.C. area in August 2011 was 6.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This isnt the lowest rate in the country, an honor that goes to oil-booming Bismarck, N.D., at 3 percent. However, Washingtons rate is the best in the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and far below the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.
Millions of Americans are suffering with home-mortgage problems, but there is no housing crisis in Washington. The Zillow index shows home values went up 2.9 percent in the District in the past year, while nationwide the average home value declined 4.5 percent...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I really, really, REALLY want the guillotine reinstated.
And I really, really , REALLY want to wear the hood and operate the lever for the entire contingent of democrat traitors following CW-II.
Yup, I said traitors, an I meant it.
I’ll do it for free.
I’ll pay to do it.
Thanks for the link.
Those ten facts are real mind blowers.
CLUELESS??? try deliberate. The only shovel ready jobs is the sh## they still shovel to the adoring masses
You’re right about making people’s blood boil, this is a huge scandal and shows how our system is going socialistic.
It has gotten worse in the last few tears, a lot worse. Check the link at post #3 and read the ten facts, they’re almost unbelievable.
Once this was a federal state.
A lot of Munichs, Hamburgs, Frankfurts, Breslaus, Stuttgarts, Danzigs.
George Washington would not have wanted his name to be associated with a Paris, or a London.
And we were stokin' the fires and oilin' up the machinery
Until the Gods found out we had ideas of our own...
"Garden of Allah"
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