Skip to comments.Washington DC Sees Standard Of Living Rise Sharply Vs Other Cities
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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Camelot. Next in stead of building a border fence they will build one around DC to keep us peasants out.
The commie ‘RATS have taken all of America’s money and moved it into the District of Corruption. Not rocket science.
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.
The business of Government is booming.
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.
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
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.
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.
Seven of the ten richest counties in the US. That offends me. The place produces nothing of value.
“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!
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.
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 :)
Everybody go see Hunger Games for a look into the future.
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
I would bet there were no arrests made though.
Washington DC is surrounded. Where will it get food when the highways are shut down?
Just because someone pays something in the DC area does not mean there's any 'wealth' underlying the price.
From the bunkers we paid for with Iran Contra money? Or Aghani poppies? Lord knows...
Oh boy...all the pretty people watching us riff raff fight it out for a chicken wing.
Yes, and a lot of heartache. Sonny Bono once said, DC is Hollywood for ugly people.
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