Can be summed up with one little factoid from Bloomberg:
Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.
At least Silicon Valley produces something. Washington never has and never will. It is a giant vacuum sucking up resources and giving wealth to politically connected people for doing nothing but run their mouths.
When I was a small boy, Washington was still comparatively a back water. although FDR managed to turn it into an influence-peddler’s amusement park, it was still hardly an extremely affluent area. It took Lyndon Johnson to really get the ball rolling and turn DC into ever more of a pestilent infested swamp than it was before it become the capital city.
Can we just close the place down? (I would have said bomb it, but only libturds are allowed to use “violent imagery” in rhetoric.).