Recession, what recession? If you live in and around our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., you might be wondering this very question. Recent data shows that economy in and around D.C. is doing considerably better than the rest of the nation. Of course, with an endless trough of tax payer money sloshing through the cities political channels, it isn’t hard to see why. According the US Census, the average American household income dropped 6.6% from 2000 till 2012. During that same period the income of the typical DC household rose 23.3%. Not all the money being pumped into the area is from tax payer money, though a good amount is in order to pay for our megalithic government’s hordes of law makers and bureaucrats; corporate money is pumped into the area in lobbying cash in order to combat the endless regulation coming from Washington.
An aristocracy is a form of government where power is held by a small, privileged class. The United States isn’t supposed to have a privileged class. Consider, however, a near 90% incumbency reelection rate of legislators and the revolving door that exists between Washington and their corporate cronies. America has created a democratically elected ruling class, which exists in excess at the expense of the people. This parasite class sucks off-of the production of hard-working Americans. It is never satiated, in fact it demands more and more: higher debt ceilings, more taxes, and a devalued currency to allow for more government spending.
As Americans struggle with unemployment and a rising cost of living, our supposed elected parasite class is living the high life. From lavish presidential vacations, to government charge cards used to buy pornography, to Secret Service sex parties; D.C. is living up to its image as the Hollywood of the less attractive (only even Hollywood is dependent on Washington subsidies).
Remember this when politicians appear on your television to tell you how they need more revenue, request a raise in the debt ceiling, or tell you that some people aren’t paying their fair share: Remember that federal spending has grown at a rate nearly 12 times that of median household incomes. When federal spending increases faster than household incomes, the burden on the taxpayer is increased.
A parasite is an organism that lives in or on its host and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense. Like a tick engorged on the blood of its host, the political class of D.C. is a bloated parasite which furthers its own interests at the citizen’s expense.