May 02, 2008

Where Are The Peasants With Pitchforks?

Tim Carney has a very interesting piece today on how the enormous growth in governement has transformed the D C metro area into the country’s wealthiest.  One revealing statistic:  the average government employee now makes more than the average private sector employee.  As Carney points out, the rest of the country is taxed to support the wealthy enclaves around D C that have benefited from the sustained growth in government, and Republican rule has done nothing to slow this growth down, much less reverse it.

One of the historic strengths of America has been that we did not have one city dominating the whole country.  Washington today is more important than it has ever been, and there is every reason to believe this will continue.  The surest sign of an authentic “revolution” of the type Republicans keep promising would be a steady, prolonged population decline in the DC suburbs.

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