This takes “cashing in” to a whole new level.
Yesterday I got to meet Rand Paul (briefly and in passing) and I have to say I was impressed. The guy is funny and he can think on his feet.
I thanked him for what he did in the Senate last week. I believe the issues he raised and brought to the fore are of vital importance to the American people.
The average annual household income for those who live in the Washington DC area is $86,680. And this is factoring some of the “less wealthy” counties of the region too. Loudoun County, just to my north averages over $120,000/household/year. It’s the wealthiest county in the United States largely because it is filled to the brim with government employees and military contractors. In years past one would have expected the wealthiest areas of the country to be populated by captains of industry, but no longer. Government is the route to riches for more and more people these days
Every time I write about this topic, someone gets irritated and explains to me that “defense” is actually enumerated in the Constitution and so is a valid expenditure of taxpayer money.