The swamp, y’all. It’s a place I would NEVER want to live or be. I can barely visit. First of all, swamps don’t agree with my hair type (I look like something out of the Lion King – true story). And second? I’m sans a filter and could not play in that sandbox. Nope.
I find it very interesting when liberals/Democrats are always screeeeeeeeching about “fair share!” and distribution of wealth and all that crap, and then the Census Bureau turns around and comes out with a new report that shows that the wealthiest people in our country live in and around D.C.
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. YOU DON’T SAY.
There’s a handy-dandy, yet super depressing chart over there at CNS News that lays it all out for you, but here are some highlights:
The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.
According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.
That gave the Washington, D.C. area a total of 9 out of the 20 richest counties in the United States.
Now, I’m one of those folks who immediately reads comments – with the exception of our Facebook page, which I’ve avoided since around 2015, mainly because people there have been known to cause me migraines (and don’t bother to actually READ OUR POSTS, so no). This article was no exception for me. One of the gentlemen out there who commented had this to say, which I thought was an interesting little nugget:
I live here…Its true. My neighbors are mostly Swamp monsters. Most of them are government employed and vote Democrat. If they aren’t government employed, they are contractors who depend on the government. The rest are mostly service industry types serving those above mentioned.
That phrase “depend on the government” is a doozy for me. When you “depend on the government” in any way, shape or form, you’re depending on the American taxpayer.
You’re depending on ME. I’m paying your freaking bills. Just so we’re all clear. And we are paying our elected representatives a crap ton of money y’all. WAAAAAAY too much.
People forget that. They forget that we pay a lot of these folks an obscene amount of cash, when the rest of us are struggling. The rest of us haven’t had raises in forever. The rest of us don’t get safety nets and parachutes and pensions and golden healthcare plans and endless perks. They forget it SO HARD, I often wonder if even conservatives think that tax dollars come from unicorn farts and puppy kisses. They don’t. Government checks come from US. The American worker. From you. And from me.
We’ve made working in government so cushy. If you don’t believe me, look at the data provided in the link above. Look at the Al Frankens in the world who have to grope at least seven women to get “investigated” to maybe, just maybe, get kicked out of his cushy-a$$ job.
And he’ll still get perks when he’s gone. Thanks, taxpaying suckers!
But hey – it’s a good gig if you can get it, amirite? And if we keep focusing on stuff like gender pronouns, then we’re never going to have time to really drain that swamp.
Remember this report the next time Elizabeth Warren goes on a rant about corporations. Remember it the next time Bernie Sanders goes on a tear about a mom and pop business in midwestern America somehow being GREEEEDY because they are trying to get a tax break.
They can totally suck it. You know, in D.C.