Washington: A paradise for parasites

While the rest of the nation suffers from horrendous unemployment numbers and stagnant, if not vanishing wages, one city seems to be awash in money. Washington suburbs are booming as that city sucks up tax dollars from the rest of the nation to feed a Leviathan that seems to be thriving quite well. From the Washington Post: Washingtonians now enjoy the highest median household income of any metropolitan area in the country, and five of the top 10 jurisdictions in America - Loudoun, Howard and Fairfax counties, and Falls Church and Fairfax City - are here, census data shows. The signs of that wealth are on display all over, from the string of luxury boutiques such as Gucci and Tory Burch opening at Tysons Galleria to the $15 cocktails served over artisanal ice at the W Hotel in the District to the ever-larger houses rising off River Road in Potomac... A white Mercedes sits next to a black Jaguar in the student parking lot at the local public high school, Langley High. At the community...(Read Full Post)