Hey! He’s talking about my backyard:
Democratic Fairfax Embraces Its Inner Tea Party
by A. Barton Hinkle @ Reason Magazine
Fairfax is one of the richest counties in America. With a median household income in six figures, it comes in second only to the nation’s richest county, next-door Loudoun. And yet, as reported recently in The Washington Post, the county’s wish list “includes other perennial desires: that Northern Virginia taxpayers see more of the money they send to Richmond, for example.”
“Overall, the county would be pleased if the Virginia General Assembly would stop using Northern Virginia as its piggybank,” continues The Post. Translation: Fairfax does not want to “spread the wealth around,” as Barack Obama put it to Joe the Plumber. But wait – Obama says spreading the wealth around is “good for everybody.” Does the county disagree?
‘Tis hypocrisy in action.
And by the way, isn’t it sad that the richest counties in the U.S. are the counties just outside Washington DC? That’s where all of our missing wealth is going, folks — to comfortable, spoiled bureaucrats.