Originally Posted by Private Dick
Right, because I'm certain that the owner of this new palace and the others being built or planned to be built are federal government employees sapping your hard-earned tax dollars for their frivolous spending. You know how government employees are just rakin' in the fat stacks!
Who said anything about a government employee? If he was an executive at, oh, Lockheed Martin, would he be any less dependent on federal largesse than the person who actually gets their paycheck from the federal treasury? Of course not.
Do you REALLY mean to tell me that the Washington-metro's success and wealth is not at all related to the increase in federal spending and the growing size of the federal government? You cannot be serious. What other reason would there be for DC getting richer and richer through the worst recession in two generations?
Originally Posted by novawolverine
the owner of this home founded a chain of sleep deprivation clinics in the area. So, you should find a better place to inject the same old meme about sapping wealth.
I ask you the same question. If not the presence of the federal government, what is driving DC's success (relative to other metros around the country)?
Also... sleep deprivation clinic. Right. That's not a luxury for the well-to-do (or people with kick-ass health insurance, at least)... sure... Regular people drink a beer, or a glass of warm milk. They don't go to a chain of sleep deprivation clinics to get medicated up so they can sleep through the night.
Also, you people need to lighten up. You have sticks jammed so far up your a**es you can't even pick out a joke, a hunger games reference, etc. OH MY GOD it must be another EVIL TEA PARTIER here to spout lies! Chill out. It's not like liberals can't have a reasonable discussion about federal spending. If this guy building the house built cluster bombs or serine gas, I'm sure you'd be all up in arms about the evil military industrial complex ruining the planet. If you can't lighten up, at least try not to be a total hypocrite.