If one wants to get paid and one is OK with suckling at the teet of the American taxpayer, DC is the place to do it. It is the capital from The Hunger Games movie. It is here that the wealth of our nation is aggregated. The hinterlands pay their tribute to the massive bureautropolis which straddles the Beltway and stretches into the countryside of Virginia and Maryland.
In the opinion of many in Washington, you the American citizens, exist to support them.
The DC political class engages in gossip and intrigue and concerns itself with fashion and parties. It is “This Town.” Meanwhile things continue to get more and more real for the citizens in the hinterlands where the economy continues to slowly go out like a mid moon tide.
I guess chasing all the capital out of the country wasn’t such a good idea. Those 6 weeks of government mandated vacation sure were good while they lasted.
As we have said many times before, Washington DC is a boomtown fueled by taxpayer dollars. Its business is extraction. You people who actually make things out in the provinces? Yes, here’s a tax for you, and some money for us.
In an article entitled Washington, DC, The Land of the Well Educated Rent Seeker, I say that Washington, DC reminds me a lot of the gleaming capital in The Hunger Games movie.
It is not news that President Obama does not understand economics. Nor is he alone in not understanding the role of profits in an economy. But anyone who wants more employment will want to maximize profits. Profits are a leading indicator for employment. If businesses are making more profits, they will have the money to pay workers, give raises, and above all hire new workers. Moreover the profits will give the businesses an incentive to do all these things.