The freegans and rabble-rousers of "Occupy Wall Street" would do well to direct some of their angst away from the mysterious "1%" and toward the well-compensated whores on K street who fuel the juggernaut of cronyism that rides roughshod over our anemic economy.
Via Lonely Conservative:
Here’s a big shocker. According to Bloomberg, the US city with the highest household income is Washington, DC. So that’s where all the stimulus has gone!Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046.[...]It gets better from there. One Chamber of Commerce official was quoted, saying “Wall Street has moved to K Street.”
As true now as it ever was:
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden."