If you’ve traveled to Washington D.C. recently, you’ve probably noticed all of the construction cranes and the new residences being built. I mean, the area south of the US Capitol and the House of Representatives is absolutely booming with residences these days.
Ummm — where, exactly, is all the money to build the residences coming from? Answer: Silly question. The pockets of the American taxpayers, of course!
But — who, exactly, is residing there? Well, a report by CNS News has that answer.
When you measure the median household income, the five richest counties are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released by the Census Bureau.
According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.
An additional four Washington-area counties made it into the Top 20: No. 9 Fairfax City, Va. ($104,065); No. 14 Montgomery County, Md. ($100,352); No. 17 Prince William County, Va. ($98,546); and No, 20 Stafford County, Va. ($97,606). That gave the Washington, D.C. area a total of 9 out of the 20 richest counties in the United States.”
Hmmm. Isn’t it oddly intriguing that the five richest counties in the United States are right there in the very Capital of the U.S., front and center at the seat of our federal government?
Nevertheless, the report goes on, saying:
“Five of the Top 20 richest counties were in northern New Jersey or New York: No. 6 Hunterdon County, N.J. ($108,177); No. 10 Morris County, N.J. ($102,798); No. 11 Somerset County, N.J. ($102,405); No. 12 Nassau County, N.Y. ($102,044); and No. 19 Putnam County, N.Y. ($97,606). Another three of the Top 20 richest counties were in California in the San Francisco Bay Area: No. 13 Santa Clara County ($101,173); No. 15 Marin County ($100,310); and No. 17 San Mateo County ($98,546).”
For those who are keeping tally as you made your way through the list of counties, it appears to be compiled of one blue state county after another (yes, Virginia is officially a blue state thanks to northern Virginia dominance).
How can this be, you say? Well, because that’s where all the one-percenters (yes, those pesky one-percenters that the Democrats always tell us about) are residing. Right there, all around our nation’s capital.
“The nationwide median household income in 2012-2016, according to the Census Bureau, was $55,322. That means that the income in the nation’s four richest counties—Loudoun, Falls Church City, Fairfax County, and Howard County—were all more than double the national median. The median household income in Arlington County, the nation’s fifth richest county, which sits directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., was 96.5 percent greater than the national median.”
I tell you, it’s almost as if Hunger Games meets the real world here. Spending running rampant at “the Capital” just to keep it running, while the rest of the nation simply lives to serve it. Unbelievable.