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What Washington Does Not See
American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2012 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 08/16/2012 7:28:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Gallup Poll seems no different from most establishment organs. As I have noted in the past, when Gallup reports on the ideological composition of the nation, its titles for these releases seem more to hide than to reveal the big story. Still, Gallup -- unlike many other news organizations which issue polls at irregular intervals that seem calculated to demoralize conservatives -- has a vested interest in its own credibility.

The same is true of Rasmussen: Scott Rasmussen pretty clearly is conservative, but his polls make sense, show trends, and present conservatives with unwelcome news at times.

Gallup has recently released a poll showing which parts of America are most confident economically and which are least confident. (The District of Columbia, of course, is not a state but rather a federal district, but it is included along with the fifty states in the poll.) In every state, the Gallup Economic Confidence Index is negative: there are more respondents pessimistic about the future than optimistic. But there is one place in America in which residents have a very positive economic outlook: our nation's capital, the District of Columbia.

The gap in economic outlook between the home of federal bureaucrats and the least negative state, Minnesota, is huge. D.C. has a +29 positive outlook, and Minnesota has a -6 economic outlook.

Those who hold federal power treat themselves luxuriously at our expense. Where are the richest Americans? As Forbes noted in an article earlier this year, the richest counties in America are those in Maryland and Virginia surrounding Washington. The United States has 3,007 counties, with six of the richest ten of them right next to Washington, D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; obama; socialistdemocrats; washington; wealth

1 posted on 08/16/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

.... Atlas is Shrugging.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 7:31:02 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: SeekAndFind

bttt


3 posted on 08/16/2012 7:39:34 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: TEXOKIE

Money quote from article..

The goal of leftists who run the federal government almost completely is not to redistribute wealth and power to Americans, but to suck the last bit of marrow from the bones of middle-class Americans who create the wealth that the chic elitists in Washington consume.  In that sense, all of America is “Flyover Country” to the left.  Make that clear to voters, and we might see a landslide.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: TEXOKIE

Soon they will be using a good old Soviet saying .” We pretend to work and the Government pretends to pay us “


5 posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Hojczyk
“Amerika’s nomenklatura” http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=528809

For those who remember the old Soviet Union, it was a grim place — at least for average citizens. But not so for those in government. Contrary to the official ideals of equality and a classless society that the ruling communist regime espoused, the USSR created a privileged class of party members inside government — the nomenklatura.

This semipermanent bureaucracy earned higher incomes, got better health care, ate better food and had greater job security than average Russians, the much-despised proletarians. Today, our bloated federal government seems, in significant ways, to be creating this same dynamic.

6 posted on 08/16/2012 8:30:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
Today, our bloated federal government seems, in significant ways, to be creating this same dynamic.

You bet they are! At all levels of government. When a "meter maid" is pulling down 100k, there are serious problems at all levels of government. That people like Harry Reid who espouses how dirt poor he was growing up is now a millionaire on a senator's salary, you know there is an "entitled class" in government.

I hope each and every one of us can "make it" through the onslaught of what the politicians have done to this country. Sadly, I think for the next few decades to come it will just be poverty across the land. D.C. and many state governments have ruined America for at least a full generation who aren't even on the rolls paying taxes yet.

7 posted on 08/16/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re implementing Marx’s ideas and then we’re surprised we’re starting to look like a Marxist state?


8 posted on 08/16/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thou a vious combination of lawless taxation and regulation Washington D.C. has conspired to suck the economic life out of the 50 States its rules more as colonies than anything else.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 12:26:22 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SeekAndFind

DC is not affected by obama’s depression.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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