As a longtime resident of government employee country I say this plan couldn’t come soon enough. The bureaucracy in DC is massive, expensive, and entitled. Given the degree to which technology could easily reduce the bloat in the city and beyond wins should come early and relatively easily.
Wins for taxpayers anyway. Washington, the “imperial city” won’t like it and will scream bloody murder. On the other hand recent reports said that up to 35% of federal workers said they’d consider quitting their jobs if Trump became president.
This is Versailles.
I am extremely fortunate to be able to do what I do for a living. Most of the time I get to write about the news and work on other business projects from my base in the Shire of the Blue Ridge. Broadband is a beautiful thing. But every once in a while I leave the shire and go into Washington DC for meetings.
I enjoy going believe it or not. There are many interesting and smart people who live and work there.
Over the last 2 decades Washington DC, always a little full of itself, has embraced the role of Imperial City. DC is by far the wealthiest region in the USA. From the Blue Ridge Mountains east to the Chesapeake Bay, from the suburbs of Baltimore south to Fredericksburg Virginia, it is a vast swathe of repurposed taxpayer dollars.
The Obamacare “exception” made by the White House for congressional staffers is blatant crony capitalism. It is nothing more than a gift bestowed upon the political class because the law would hit the connected and in some cases powerful on Capitol Hill in the pocketbook. It’s not like these same staffers wrote the Obamacare bill or anything.
Peter Schweizer is a thorn in the establishment’s side.
I can tell you as one who spends a fair amount of time in Washington DC that times are good in and around the District. I’ve lived in the suburbs of the place for nearly 20 years (I can’t believe that I just wrote that) and I have never seen as many Teslas, Maseratis, Ferarris, and high end Mercedes Benzes driving down Constitution Avenue as I do now. The place isn’t littered with them, but they are pretty common. More common than in your home town it’s probably safe to say.
I do find it interesting that there are people who believe, even today, that there is such a thing as “good government.” Good government, as the term is most often used, is a myth. It does not exist and at least in Washington DC, cannot exist.
We like John around here. I once saw his show filmed at George Washington University and I’ve followed his career since I was a kid. I was quite pleased to see this last night.
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.
If only I had an original painting of Tom Vilsack over my mantle, my living room would be complete. Taxpayers only paid $22,500 for that one.