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Washington DC Sees Standard Of Living Rise Sharply Vs Other Cities
FORBES ^ | June 19, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza

Posted on 06/19/2013 12:06:47 PM PDT by KMR

This article excerpts from a report called Measure for America, which created an index for well being in the 50 states and major metro areas. It leads with the fact that "red states" run by Republicans still score low on the index, and points out one non-shocker to Freepers: the city with the highest gains on the index in terms of rising incomes, education levels and healthcare? Guess...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; republicans; washington

1 posted on 06/19/2013 12:06:47 PM PDT by KMR
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To: KMR

Camelot. Next in stead of building a border fence they will build one around DC to keep us peasants out.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: KMR

The commie ‘RATS have taken all of America’s money and moved it into the District of Corruption. Not rocket science.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 12:08:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I visited there last spring.
I noticed a multiplicity of men in $1000 suits and women with $400 dresses, handbags, and shoes.

Life IS very good in the beltway.

OTOH my cousin who lives in Georgetown paid $800,000 for a home that would be $60,000 here in Indianapolis.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: KMR

The business of Government is booming.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 12:15:51 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: nascarnation

It costs a lot to live in some parts of DC.

Mostly west of the park, but urban pioneers—Whites, are moving back in and driving the shadow out into PG county.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 12:16:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: KMR

That’s where your money goes to

So who do you think gets it?

All those people in the lovely marble buildings

Life is good when you’re part of the Overseer class


7 posted on 06/19/2013 12:16:37 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Resolute Conservative

I was there in March. Money is literally bubbling up thru cracks in the sidewalks.

THAT’S why your Pubbie member of Congress doesn’t get it. He’s living on the other side of the rose colored looking glass.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 12:19:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Venturer

I saw a flash mob of “Baraq’s Kids” strip a beverage truck clean in about 2 minutes right down the street from the Verizon Center and about 2 minutes later there must have been a hundred LEOs show up.

Never seen anything like it in my life.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 12:20:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Venturer
Whites, are moving back in and driving the shadow out into PG county.

Hence the screaming hysterics from Black Democrat pols about "losing our Chocolate City"


10 posted on 06/19/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KMR

Seven of the ten richest counties in the US. That offends me. The place produces nothing of value.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: GeorgeTex

“Seven of the ten richest counties in the US. That offends me. The place produces nothing of value.” What “of value” does Chicago, New Yawk, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Filthydephia “produce”? Big Cities are WASTES!


12 posted on 06/19/2013 12:40:32 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: KMR

I was there in April. Hotel across the river from Georgetown.
From our balcony I could see 5 highrise cranes on tall buildings, lots of construction.
Many expensive cars w/ Obama bumper stickers. Strange, but I guess they know who butters their toast.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT by Vinnie (][p)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Government contracting is huge here.

I am lucky that since sequestration has put some pressure on gov’t contractors to reduce prices, the costs of my services have gone up, in particular for defense contractors.

Name any acronym defense contractor inside the beltway, and I have an agreement with them this summer courtesy of the tax payer.

Thanks guys :)


14 posted on 06/19/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: KMR

Everybody go see Hunger Games for a look into the future.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Resolute Conservative

To be honest though, the “boom” now is not even close to what we saw in the mid 2000s, with housing prices doubling each year from 2002-2006 and defense spending growing at double digit rates each year.

People were minting money during those 4 years


16 posted on 06/19/2013 1:08:27 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: nascarnation

I would bet there were no arrests made though.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 1:42:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: KMR

Washington DC is surrounded. Where will it get food when the highways are shut down?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: nascarnation
Knowing both cities, that house in Georgetown would have been condemned in Indy, then knocked down and hauled off. The owner would be sent a bill for the demolition.

Just because someone pays something in the DC area does not mean there's any 'wealth' underlying the price.

19 posted on 06/19/2013 7:17:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sergeantdave

From the bunkers we paid for with Iran Contra money? Or Aghani poppies? Lord knows...


20 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by KMR
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To: Truth29

Oh boy...


21 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by KMR
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To: Truth29

Oh boy...all the pretty people watching us riff raff fight it out for a chicken wing.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by KMR
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To: Yo-Yo

Thats why.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 7:33:09 PM PDT by KMR
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To: GeorgeTex

Yes, and a lot of heartache. Sonny Bono once said, DC is Hollywood for ugly people.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 7:33:19 PM PDT by KMR
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