by: the Common Constitutionalist:
Obama and the left love to travel the country making soap-box speeches bemoaning income inequality, yet right under their collective noses is a dichotomy of two vastly different economies in the District of Columbia. One is populated by “the connected”, thriving in well-paying information and government jobs. The other is for people scrambling for even low-paying work.
We should be disgusted with that. Every high paying job in the DC area is attributed directly to government payroll or to servicing our bloated overseers. We all know this, and so do they in the “public sector,” but I’m sure they’ve convinced themselves, or been convinced, that their work is so essential, that they are the best and brightest, and therefore should be paid like kings.
According to the analysis by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, “the top 5 percent of households in the District averaged $473,000 a year…,” and that was 3 years ago. Gee – I wonder if it’s even more now?
In 2012, the Washington Post reported that the “District has one of the highest levels of income inequality among the nation’s cities, with the top fifth earning on average 29 times the income of the bottom fifth.