Monday, March 12, 2012
From Yahoo's front page today, a story that lists the "fifteen richest" counties in America. Four of the top five are now located in suburban Washington, DC, and there are five other Virginia and Maryland counties in the top fifteen. Even I find that surprising.
It takes a lot of wealthy people to redirect the spending of a government that has grown as large as ours.
The residents of these counties prosper By leaching capital off of the economic vitality of the nation, making all the rest of us poorer. The anemic state of our economy is well described in this "Washington Free Beacon" article, from the new Center for American Freedom. Add it to your bookmark list!
CAF is a group hoping to imitate the success of the leftist Center for American Progress, and the newspaper is headed up by Matthew Continetti from the Standard and is funded by a 501c-3 that seems to be partly funded by David Koch (thank you David Koch).
It is a great post - a truly sad state of affairs.
How disastrous the Democratic Party truly is for all.
Now, the real concerning aspect, seeing these dysfunctional career Beltway Politicians like Santorum and Gingrich who have lived fat off of the Public Sector dole - having no accomplishments outside of the political realm, making a fortune peddling influence.
Santorum not only voted for the "Bridge To Nowhere" but he has boldly bragged about his massive spending. Gingrich was actually on the Freddie and Fannie payroll. Yet both also exploit the population which opposes the DC political largess. How is this possible? Neither are conservative, just political frauds.
And yet here we are, playing the game still, debasing the Private Sector success who actually did a good job in turning around the Democratic Partisan Malaise in MA, while hyping the failed "rich public sector establishment" in the likes of Santorum and Gingrich. Both aren't even close to being sound, serious offerings, making embarrassment after regret.
The reality is, come very clear in this Primary, the reason why the USA continues to sink is not just the delusions of the left - there is a sincere lack of ability and substance from many who should know better.
The various Celeb Pundits on the sound side have made fools of themselves, including Malkin, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Kristol, Walsh, Hillyer, etc. The list of the folly is endless, and they seem desperately eager (perhaps unwittingly) to aid the Democratic Party at every turn.
Look for the mess to grow, as it seems there are those determined to self destruct yet again. I would not even doubt Santorum and Gingrich grow with such hubris, they will even entertain a 3rd Party offering.