Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
There is no greater signpost of the decay in America’s cultural, economic and spiritual life than Washington D.C.’s ascendancy into the most expensive spot to live in within these United States.
Yes, according to a recent government study, the nation’s capital is even more expensive than New York City, ground zero for America’s most unscrupulous banking criminals, as well as San Francisco, the epicenter of the latest tech venture capital binge. This is extraordinarily disturbing, considering the primary products created in the D.C. area consist of death, destruction, criminality, propaganda and lies. In a nation in which the primary driver of GDP growth has become fraud, I suppose this shouldn’t be that surprising.
The Washington Post noted the following:
The Washington region ranks as the most expensive place to live in the country, ahead of the pricey markets of New York and San Francisco, according to a government study.
The surprising statistic comes from a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that shows that — on average — Washingtonians spend more on housing and related expenses (utilities, furnishings and equipment) than New Yorkers and San Franciscans.
Naturally, this trend has been in the works for a long time. Last year, I posted an article titled, How Washington D.C. is Sucking the Life Out of America. Here are a few excerpts:
At the same time, big companies realized that a few million spent shaping legislation could produce windfall profits. They nearly doubled the cash they poured into the capital.
During the past decade, the region added 21,000 households in the nation’s top 1 percent. No other metro area came close.
At the peak in 2010, companies based in Rep. James Moran’s congressional district in Northern Virginia reaped $43 billion in federal contracts — roughly as much as the state of Texas.
The number of lawyers in the D.C. metro area increased by a third from 2000 to 2012, nearly twice as fast as the growth rate nationwide.
We have become a nation that rewards and celebrates thieving parasites. It needs to end, or we will destroy ourselves completely.
You may also be interested in this post from 2012: 70% of the Wealthiest Counties in America are in the Washington D.C. Area.