Friday, April 30, 2010

A foreign occupying force from within

A Stranger in Our Midst

I finally realized that the Obama administration and its congressional collaborators almost resemble a foreign occupying force, a coterie of politically and culturally non-indigenous leaders whose rule contravenes local values rooted in our national tradition. It is as if the United States has been occupied by a foreign power, and this transcends policy objections. It is not about Obama's birthplace. It is not about race, either; millions of white Americans have had black mayors and black governors, and this unease about out-of-synch values never surfaced.

The term I settled on is "alien rule" -- based on outsider values, regardless of policy benefits -- that generates agitation. This is what bloody anti-colonial strife was all about. No doubt, millions of Indians and Africans probably grasped that expelling the British guaranteed economic ruin and even worse governance, but at least the mess would be their mess. Just travel to Afghanistan and witness American military commanders' efforts to enlist tribal elders with promises of roads, clean water, dental clinics, and all else that America can freely provide. Many of these elders probably privately prefer abject poverty to foreign occupation since it would be their poverty, run by their people, according to their sensibilities.

This disquiet was a slow realization. Awareness began with Obama's odd pre-presidency associations, decades of being oblivious to Rev. Wright's anti-American ranting, his enduring friendship with the terrorist guy-in-the-neighborhood Bill Ayers, and the Saul Alinsky-flavored anti-capitalist community activism. Further add a hazy personal background -- an Indonesian childhood, shifting official names, and a paperless-trail climb through elite educational institutions.

None of this disqualified Obama from the presidency; rather, this background just doesn't fit with the conventional political résumé. It is just the "outsider?" quality that alarms. For all the yammering about George W. Bush's privileged background, his made-in-the-USA persona was absolutely indisputable. John McCain might be embarrassed about his Naval Academy class rank and iffy combat performance, but there was never any doubt of his authenticity. Countless conservatives despised Bill Clinton, but nobody ever, ever doubted his good-old-boy American bonafides.

The suspicion that Obama is an outsider, a figure who really doesn't "get" America, grew clearer from his initial appointments. What "native" would appoint Kevin Jennings, a militant gay activist, to oversee school safety? Or permit a Marxist rabble-rouser to be a "green jobs czar"? How about an Attorney General who began by accusing Americans of cowardice when it comes to discussing race? And who can forget Obama's weird defense of his pal Louis Henry Gates from "racist" Cambridge, Massachusetts cops? If the American Revolution had never occurred and the Queen had appointed Obama Royal Governor (after his distinguished service in Kenya), a trusted locally attuned aide would have first whispered in his ear, "Mr. Governor General, here in America, we do not automatically assume that the police were at fault," and the day would have been saved.

But far worse is Obama's tone-deafness about American government. How can any ordinary American, even a traditional liberal, believe that jamming through unpopular, debt-expanding legislation that consumes one-sixth of our GDP, sometimes with sly side-payments and with a thin majority, will eventually be judged legitimate? This is third-world, maximum-leader-style politics. That the legislation was barely understood even by its defenders and vehemently championed by a representative of that typical American city, San Francisco, only exacerbates the strangeness. And now President Obama sides with illegal aliens over the State of Arizona, which seeks to enforce the federal immigration law to protect American citizens from marauding drug gangs and other miscreants streaming in across the Mexican border.

Reciprocal public disengagement from President Obama is strongly suggested by recent poll data on public trust in government. According to a recent Pew report, only 22% of those asked trust the government always or most of the time, among the lowest figures in half a century. And while pro-government support has been slipping for decades, the Obama presidency has sharply exacerbated this drop. To be sure, many factors (in particular the economic downturn) contribute to this decline, but remember that Obama was recently elected by an often wildly enthusiastic popular majority. The collapse of trust undoubtedly transcends policy quibbles or a sluggish economy -- it is far more consistent with a deeper alienation.

Perhaps the clearest evidence for this "foreigner in our midst" mentality is the name given our resistance -- tea parties, an image that instantly invokes the American struggle against George III, a clueless foreign ruler from central casting. This history-laden label was hardly predetermined, but it instantly stuck (as did the election of Sen. Scott Brown as "the shot heard around the world" and tea partiers dressing up in colonial-era costumes). Perhaps subconsciously, Obama does remind Americans of when the U.S. was really occupied by a foreign power. A Declaration of Independence passage may still resonate: "HE [George III] has erected a Multitude of new Offices [Czars], and sent hither Swarms of Officers [recently hired IRS agents] to harass our People, and eat out the Substance." What's next?

Robert Weissberg is Professor of Political Science-Emeritus, University of Illinois-Urbana.

I'm Voting Democrat - its an elitist thing

 rotfl ! 

Issues, what's that? This is historic! I can just blindly follow him wherever he leads :)
VerticalBlu Film Company's latest short film "I'm Voting Democrat" arrives just in time for this years 2008 Presidential Election. A response to another AZ local film company's "I'm Voting Republican", VerticalBlu proves that all is fair in politics. ...
Free's better than quality everyday.
Let the next generation figure it out.
I like change!
I believe Hollywood celebrities should tell me how to vote.
Because I don't mind if other countries tell me how much to pay for gas.
You just wouldn't understand, it's an elitist thing

Show us your papers, bitte!

Monday to WednesdayDemocrats attack Arizona legislators as Nazis for requiring foreigners to carry ID.

ThursdayDemocrats unveil plan for Mandatory National ID Card for American workers.

So, the Democrat position is, apparently, that illegal immigrants must never be asked to show ID, but it will be mandatory for American citizens.

a mandate that businesses file a 1099 form for when you do over $600 worth of business

Are you a small business person, or an independent contractor?

Look out if you need to pay someone $600 or more...

Like this little goody in ObamaCare, a mandate that businesses file a 1099 form for when you do over $600 worth of business.

2005: Bush tries to address housing Bubble. Here is Barney Frank saying that there is no problem

If you want your blood to boil, listen to this speech by Barney Frank that he gave on the House floor in 2005. Concern about a housing industry bubble? Nah, let's continue to expand home ownership!

Obama took 9 days to respond to the gulf oil rig leak.

It took Obama 9 days to respond. That's ridiculous, and he should be criticized!

Where are his priorities?
While he was gallanting in the woods of South Carolina, the oil kept spreading.
While he was criticizing Arizona for a completely legitimate law, the oil kept spreading.
While he was criticizing Wall Street for completely legal trading, the oil kept spreading.
While he was saying that maybe you've earned enough, the oil kept spreading.
While he was playing golf, the oil kept spreading.

Obama threatened by heckuva glob

The rapidly expanding environmental catastrophe caused by the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is presenting a growing political challenge to the Obama White House, with Mr. Obama and his aides at pains to defend the response and forestall comparisons to the Hurricane Katrina crisis.

Nine days after British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew apart and began spewing 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, a massive oil slick is set to wash ashore on the southern coast Thursday evening and, experts say, could dwarf the damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Failure to get control of the relief effort and contain the environmental challenge could pose the same kind of political threat to Mr. Obama's popular standing that the much-criticized handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina did for former President George W. Bush. And unlike Katrina, it is likely the federal government will be the clear lead authority in dealing with the BP spill.

But Mr. Obama only Thursday dispatched Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson to help coordinate the federal response to the potential environmental disaster.

"We are being very aggressive and we are prepared for the worst case," Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara said at the White House.

The president said Thursday his administration has held daily briefings on the disater and will use "every single available resource at our disposal" to respond to the spill. His comments came at the opening of a Rose Garden event to honor teachers.

The spill has been sweeping across the gulf for nine days. At first, BP estimated the flow from the snapped-off, mile-down well at 1,000 barrels a day; now, officials say the flow is more like 5,000 barrels a day,

The spill, as of Tuesday, was 21 miles from shore, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry said during a press conference. On Thursday, the slick was just three miles from shore and blowing in quickly.

The White House contends that the federal reaction to the spill was immediate.

"The response to the BP oil spill began as an emergency search-and-rescue mission by the U.S. Coast Guard and other partners. Concurrently, command center operations were stood up in the Gulf Coast to begin immediately addressing the environmental impact of the incident," administration spokesman Nick Shapiro said.

Obama: 'I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money'...

Ha Ha Ha!
These headlines stand in stark contrast!
The bottom story should demonstrate that my plan for reducing government pay scales until they are commensurate with the private sector is the best way to stem the tide of deficit spending, at least, it's one great start.

Want to get rich? Work for feds

Examiner Editorial 
April 29, 2010

Data shows the pay gap between state and local government and private sector workers. (Chris Edwards/Cato Institute)

For decades, public sector unions have peddled the fantasy that government employees were paid less than their counterparts in the private sector. In fact, the pay disparity is the other way around. Government workers, especially at the federal level, make salaries that are scandalously higher than those paid to private sector workers. And let's not forget private sector workers not only have to be sufficiently productive to earn their paychecks, they also must pay the taxes that support the more generous jobs in the public sector.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Re: Slow federal response threatens to turn oil spill into Obama's 'Katrina'...

But my point is subtler.
My point is that it wasn't Bush's fault for a non-response to Katrina. Period.

I was only trying to demonstrate the absurdity of the Katrina media, but being absurd with this latest issue. I thought you would understand that.

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 7:59 AM, you wrote:
Yeah, this is what I expected.  Repubs yell "rill Baby Drill" for offshore oil, but when the big spill occurs, like we all knew it would, it's the D's fault.  It takes 10 years to put up an offshore drill.  Obama had nothing to do with this.  Why should he respond?

----- Original Message -----
If there is any justice, the media will crucify Obama over this oil leak 'non response'

This will be worse for the environment than Katrina was, by a long shot!

California forges path to police state

Welcome to the U.S.S.R. of California. Off to Siberia for finding a crappy piece of tech.
That's what it will soon be like under Obama's America as well.  Don't buy government health insurance, off to Siberia for you! Who's at fault here, that jerk engineer at Apple who lost it, of this fellow who found it?

Moral: if you find a cell phone, don't touch it, leave it where it lies.

iPhone prototype finder regrets "mistake"


The crew at have uncovered the finder of Apple's iPhone prototype.

Brian Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, said through his lawyer that when he accepted $5,000 from Gizmodo for the phone, he thought he was providing Gizmodo exclusive access to review it.

"He regrets his mistake in not doing more to return the phone," said attorney Jeffrey Bornstein in a statement. "Even though he did obtain some compensation from Gizmodo, Brian thought that it was so that they could review the phone."

The unmasking of Hogan is just the latest twist in a case that has gripped the technology world. Gizmodo posted a stunning piece on the lost prototype after buying the phone for $5,000 from Hogan, who found it in a Redwood City bar.

Hogan has been interviewed by police but has not been charged. Under California law, a person who finds an object that has information about its owner must make reasonable and just efforts to return the phone before appropriating it for themselves.

A friend of Hogan made attempts to return the phone to Apple but to no avail. Hogan, however, apparently made no attempt to return the phone to the bar or contact Apple or authorities directly. He apparently did find the name of the iPhone's owner, Apple engineer Gray Powell, through Powell's Facebook app on the phone. But then Apple remotely killed the phone, Bornstein said.

Wired found Hogan after investigating clues on social networking sites, which allowed them to confirm his identity with a source.

Police have been investigating the case and are looking at possibly charging Hogan with theft and Gizmodo for receipt of stolen property. Investigators served a search warrant on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's Fremont home on Friday but prosecutors have not filed a complaint in the case.

Posted By: Ryan Kim (Email)

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Obama's weak response to oil spill

It's time to rightfully vilify the Obama Administration for a very weak and slow response to the oil spill!

Slow federal response threatens to turn oil spill into Obama's 'Katrina'...

If there is any justice, the media will crucify Obama over this oil leak 'non response'

This will be worse for the environment than Katrina was, by a long shot!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Media Disconnect: Illegals plan to leave AZ over law...

ha ha ha,

As I said, the Mainstream Media just doesn't get it.

Isn't that the whole idea?

Like - Duh..

Unreal - Swat team called in to protect Obama from a bunch of old ladies

I'm not kidding!

SWAT was there because it looked like the ladies were going to break out in a BINGO game.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:24 PM


The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally. Obama was speaking at the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center this afternoon.

They didn't want any violence from these threatening protesters.

In Full Riot Gear!!

The patriots were singing "God Bless America" …A sure sign of violence.

They were worried about violence.

** Click On Photo For Video **

Local Quincy Tea Party Leader Steve McQueen was directing protesters when the SWAT team was called in.


More… Dee added:

SWAT was there because it looked like the ladies were going to break out in a BINGO game.

UPDATE: From our sources– A call came from inside the convention center to the Quincy police. The Secret Service unleashed the riot police on the tea party patriots.

UPDATE: The Quincy Herald Whig did not report the truth on the protest.
Here is their report:

There were a few tense moments when the crowd moved west down York toward Third Street after the president's motorcade arrived. A Secret Service agent asked the crowd to move back across the street to the north side.

When the crowd didn't move and began singing "God Bless, America" and the national anthem, Quincy Deputy Police Chief Ron Dreyer called for members of the Mobile Field Force to walk up the street.

The officers, mainly from Metro East departments near St. Louis and dressed in full body armor, marched from the east and stood on the south side of York facing the protesters.

There was no physical contact, and the officers did not come close to the crowd, but there were catcalls and more than a few upset tea party members, including a woman who shouted, "This is communism!"

Of course, that is not true.
We did everything the local police asked. We moved where they directed us. We moved when they asked us to. We double-checked that we were in an acceptable place on the street. We did not disobey the police and stand and sing God Bless America as some kind of protest. We stood on the corner and sang because we were told it was OK to stand on the corner and sing. That report is a complete whitewash for the Obama Administration's overreaction to old ladies with American flags.
And, if the Whig-Herald wants us to post video of the entire event… We have it and We will post it.


    SeniorDNo Gravatar
    April 28th, 2010 | 3:30 pm | #1

    Better be extra careful, there may be a howitzer concealed in that red bundle!

    PatmanNo Gravatar
    April 28th, 2010 | 3:31 pm | #3

    I'd be crapping my pants in fear if I was confronted by such racist terrorists as the ones pictured above.

    I hope the Riot Police have full auto assault weapons with armor piercing rounds. I head false teeth can deflect normal NATO rounds.

    mikeNo Gravatar
    April 28th, 2010 | 3:31 pm | #4

    Those poor police have to be embarrassed

Cimate Change? It's the volcano - stupid!

This would make a great ad:  "Cimate Change? It's the volcano - stupid!"

Image: Iceland Volcano Eruption by Terje Sorgjerd 2010

Get your bumper stickers

What's your favorite?

I like:

So Far, the Change Sucks!

we have a right to disagree with any administration

"We should stand up and say .. We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration" -- Hillary Clinton
May I quote her?
That's exactly what we majority of Americans, including the Tea Party Patriots, are doing now. Do not try to equate us with anything but patriotism.

Here is some more hypocrisy from Nancy Pelosi:

Obama To Wall Street: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"
<p>President Obama expresses he thinks Wall Street has made "enough money."</p>

That's all well and fine, but what if they all just 'stop making money' - at some point.
What about the small business owners who hire other employees, won't that mean fewer jobs?
Won't that mean less venture capital to start up new businesses?
Won't that mean less lending to others?
That's not a good precedent to set, to remove the incentive to go further.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Re: today

Speaking of 'Fiscal Responsibility'

Tell me, if a politician like Obama says this:

'When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everyone'

And when he actually does it, we see first hand how it is NOT good for everyone,
in fact most people suffer PAIN, because the...

- Upper class suffer pain, because the Democrats stole their money, which in turn, means that they spend less money, which slows the economy, and they hire less people

- Middle class suffer pain because the recession is lengthened because of the last point, there are no jobs for them.

- Lower class people suffer the most pain, because there are no jobs to be had, and the economy stinks, prices of food goes up, everything gets worse.

The simple thing for any politician to do is to lower business taxes. That's fiscally responsible, and that's exactly what Palin promises to do.

Why won't the Democrats do this?
Because they want us all to suffer, and at the same time, they, coupled with their sycophant media apologists, have the masses believing that they care. The masses just don't see the truth.

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM, aMemberOfTheMasses <> wrote:

Good juggling of the spelling… but you reached the wrong conclusion…


nilaP, (her back-in-the-hood handle because she should be a homey but she is out and about!!!)

Pain, (her ideology, and the feelings she inflicts upon others, not to mention what her mothering caused her kids)

Plain, (how easy it is to see in the way she dresses and the color of her personality)


What do you get with her as president, hatred and disregard of the United States from both outside our borders AND inside!


From: Enlightened Kitty []

You've got me, what is the opposite of Palin?
What do you get if you extract the 'l from Palin?
What do you get if you switch the 'a' and 'l' in Palin?
What do you get if you elect Palin president?

A great president, unlike what we have now.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM, aMemberOfTheMasses <> wrote:

The opposite of Palin.


From: Smart Funky Cat[mailto:]


Change of title?

Here's what I don't quite understand.

First of all, we are all against pollution, and when oil spills in the ocean, that's true pollution.

CO2 is not pollution, that's the distinction.

So when I see this headline, and sub-text, on a link, I think it is a story about so-called global warming:
Attendance falling at the climate change party?

Then when I click the link, I get the following story....(below)
So how are these two related?

They are not.

I think actually I do understand. These so-called journalists have an agenda, and that's to drastically reduce man's use of fossil fuel. They can't tell you or I why they want to do this, so all they do is chime: Climate Change - Global Warming - Oceans Rising - and we are all supposed to just succumb to their demands without any proof of a relation between oil and actual climate change. I say damn the elitists, be they journalists, politicians, academics, or whomever, we are all individuals with rights in this country, we can make up our own minds.

Oil stirs troubled waters

Richard Black | 17:26 UK time, Monday, 26 April 2010

As anyone who's ever dressed a salad in vinaigrette will testify, oil and water just don't mix.

That's especially true of crude oil and sea water that supports sea lifeforms from fish to birds to plankton to mammals.

So when we discover that 42,000 gallons of oil are leaking daily from a stricken well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and that it could take months to stem the flow, a little concern is entirely natural.

Oil_slickIf the pessimistic "several months" timeline turns out to be correct, and if the oil continues to gush at its current rate, we could be looking at an eventual volume of 4 million or so gallons - which puts it in the same league as the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 (11 million gallons) or the Hebei Spirit incident of 2007 (2.8 million).

However, past experiences may be a poor guide when it comes to projecting damage from the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Firstly, this is what you might term a slow, sustained release some 60km from the edge of land, whereas most recent spills have resulted from the sudden, catastrophic impacts of tankers close to the shore.

So whereas the oil from the Exxon Valdez, or the Prestige that impaled itself on Galician rocks in 2002, was virtually certain to come on shore, there's no guarantee the coasts around the Gulf of Mexico will be impacted this time. So far, weather conditions have confined the slick offshore.

The coast of Louisiana, seen from the air, is one of the planet's most extraordinary pieces of topography. (Have a look on the Google map satellite view).

Long tendrils of land curl out into the sea like some skeletal fern, encompassing channels that carry Mississippi water far out into the gulf.

The inaccessibility of these extremities and the fertile waters have created ideal nesting grounds for birds such as the locally endangered brown pelicans.

The unusual topography of land and water in the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, about 100km to the north of the stricken oil well, supports an unusual mix of seabirds, wading birds, rabbits and loggerhead turtles in vegetation that includes mangroves.

Exxon_Valdez_spillIf the slick heads east, it will eventually encounter the equally ecological important Florida Keys - and beyond that, the Bahamas.

Whether it does end up in one of these important areas, or whether it disperses quickly and relatively innocuously in open water, is conjecture for the moment.

However, the possibility of environmental damage plus the loss of 11 lives during the rig fire is already prompting questions about the oil industry's place around US coasts.

Just three weeks ago, President Barack Obama outlined plans to relax bans on oil exploration along huge stretches of US coast.

Areas of the Gulf of Mexico just east of the Deepwater Horizon site are among those where rigs could be permitted in future.

The measure was, in large part, a concession aimed at securing wider support for the climate and energy bill being re-framed by the cross-party Senatorial triumvirate of Joe Lieberman, Lindsay Graham and John Kerry (co-incidentally, a process that appears in some disarray right now).

Key aims of the new bill are support for the US energy industry and a desire to reduce US dependence on oil imports.

But even as these measures promise to create employment along US shores, the risks attendant on oil exploration and production have the potential to take away livelihoods, such as those of fishermen who are already expressing concern about the leaking well.

So it's not a simplistic equation. It's about risks and uncertainties, including the vagaries of currents and tides. It's about political and economic trade-offs, and about balancing short-term and long-term risks and benefits.

The US authorities are deploying a battery of tools against the Deepwater Horizon slick - when weather permits - including booms and dispersants.

Will they prove effective? Will the submersibles now being deployed to block the well's flow be able to finish the exacting task?

The fishermen, the bird-lovers and the oilmen all have an interest in the answers.

Mann Threatens Lawsuit

By Jeff Poor (Archive)

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In case you missed it, expressing dissent about an issue that has become more and more politicized could warrant a lawsuit - even if it's just satire.

Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but is best known for his "hockey stick graph" doesn't like being criticized. He has threatened to sue the creators of a video that has gone viral on YouTube mocking him. The creators of the video are a group called Minnesotans for Global Warming.

The possibility of a suit was the topic on Fox News April 27 "America Live," hosted by Megyn Kelly. Kelly asked executive editor Marc Morano if Mann would be able to prove that this so-called YouTube spoof wasn't true and therefore win his lawsuit.

"I don't think he can," Morano replied. "I mean, this just goes to show you how the mighty have fallen. Michael Mann was a top U.N. scientist who is now in 2010 spending his time worrying about YouTube videos. This video is absolutely accurate. Michael Mann is the inventor of the temperature hockey stick which even recently the Royal U.K. statistical society said was exaggerated. Other German scientists have called it statistical rubbish. He's been called a statistical charlatan. He has had report after report attacking the foundation - the idea that 20th century temperatures are unprecedented is what Michael Mann is peddling through the U.N."

According to Morano, such a lawsuit would likely have the opposite effect on what Mann desires - for the video not to get attention.

"He's been shown to have been wrong repeatedly and he's also been shown to be thin-skinned," Morano continued. "If you don't do attention, don't do a lawsuit. Now, this video is going to be immortalized forever now."

Kelly asked Morano if recent finding in the United Kingdom and by Penn State officials that cleared Mann of some wrongdoing exonerated him and his work. Morano explained that was not the case.

"No, in the case of Penn State, it was actually just a local group of Penn State officials, and they actually referred it to further investigation," Morano said. "They cleared him on a few charges but said he needed further investigation. In the case of the U.K., it was run by a fellow named Lord Oxford who actually had tied, vested interests in the green climate industry. People said it's like Dracula guarding the blood bank. That investigation has been trashed even by U.N. sympathizers as a whitewash. Michael Mann is facing serious, serious credibility problems and this is a man who's had problems going back almost a decade now."

Specifically, Morano explained that Mann based his assertion that the temperature of the globe was increasing on data from tree rings. However, when he found that temperatures were declining based on this method, he hid that data.

"This hide-the-decline by the way, he used tree rings to reconstruct historical temperatures to show 20th century, you know, unprecedented warmth," Morano explained. "But what he failed to do, he compared apples and oranges. He then -- the tree rings showed a decline in temperatures after 1960. He hid that decline. And that's what this is all about. He compared -- he used temperature data with tree rings. It's very technical, and that's where the phrase came from. But he's been exposed as the best science politics can manufacture. That's what Climategate has done to the global warming movement."

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DC replaces Silicon Valley and New York as center of wealth, not wealth produced, but wealth stolen

I say, let's trim 5% of all government workers, each year, and cut 10% from the rest of their pay each year, that will solve this deficit problem pretty quick!

I've about had it with government workers -- this is reflected in an editorial published by Investor's Business Daily, "The New Beltway Babylon," where it was reported that Washington D.C. has replaced Silicon Valley and even New York as the center of affluence in the U.S.A.

How can the seat of government in a capitalist society double as its seat of wealth? The late Milton Friedman, who warned about the growing mix of government in the U.S. economy, must be turning in his grave.

According to the Census Bureau, the nation's three richest counties -- and half the top 10 -- are now all located near Washington, where they gorge on the tax dollars you send there.