What recession?

8 Aug

It turns out that not everyone in America is feeling the sting of the recession in the same way. DC is apparently booming:

A DC tourism association reports this week that overall visitors to the nation’s capital were up 3% from 2007 to 16.2 million, and international visitors were up a dramatic 22% to 1.4 million in 2008. The Washington metro area’s unemployment of 6.2 percent also trails the national average, which is nearly in double digits.

The Obama Administration is also proposing to spend $400 million to fix up the grounds of the DC National Mall, a tourist hot spot, loaded with museums, monuments, and other “freebies” that keep the tourists coming.

Obama’s presidency is defined by the expansion of federal power and control, and it’s no wonder that the Egomaniac-in-Chief is also using the DC National Mall expansion to sell political memorabilia of himself and offer Obama-themed tours.

The Imperial City is immune to the recession woes felt by most Americans since it is an overgrown bureaucratic parasite, living and growing on wealth stolen from the American people. While the rest of the country is witnessing double-digit unemployment and the increase in the prices of goods due to the inflationary monetary policy of the Fed, DC picks the country’s bones cleans and throws us the scraps.

This sad state of affairs goes all the way back to ancient Rome, where the

productive, private citizens in outlying regions of our nation and states are financially burdened to pay for a parasite public economy of lawmakers, lobbyists, contractors, and bureaucrats in the political centers.

The DC leeches are living it up at our expense, and Americans are starting to get sick of it.

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