Silicon Valley loses to DC as richest area

Fat Cat politicianJan. 28, 2013

By John Seiler

Until recently, Silicon Valley enjoyed the highest median income in the United States. That makes sense. The world’s most vibrant industry is run by 180-IQ nerds who pull down millions and billions.

Not anymore. Now the highest-income area is Washington, D.C.:

“Wealth in Washington, DC has surged to the highest median income in the United States, surpassing even tech mecca Silicon Valley, California.

“With a median household income of $119,134, the Census Bureau reports that Loudoun County, Virginia now occupies the number one spot for the highest median U.S. income. The number two position belongs to Fairfax County, Virginia at $105,797. Arlington, Virginia comes in third at $100,735.”

In fact, seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes are in the Washington region.

The “wealth surge” for D.C. occurred even as the rest of the country, including Silicon Valley, suffered the worst recession since the Great Depression.

During good times, D.C. grabs an increasing share of the bounty, and grows and grows. During bad times, D.C. “saves” the economy by “helping” us, as it grows and grows and grows.

But D.C. is just a parasite. All those politicians, lobbyists and bureaucrats don’t produce anything. They drink our blood, draining us of our life’s substance while they get fat and party like a gang of ghouls.

Devil's Night DetroitI grew up near Detroit, which used to be the richest area in the country, even the world. It was an industrial powerhouse, “the arsenal of Democracy.” It was an area where even the middle-class was well off; anyone could get a decent job. Now the median income in Detroit is just $26,090 and the city is an example of urban destruction. Why? Because most of its wealth has been siphoned off to D.C.

Top 10 Counties

Here’s the top 10 list of counties by median income:

1 Loudoun VA $119,134
2 Fairfax VA $105,797
3 Arlington VA $100,735
4 Hunterdon NJ $99,099
5 Howard MD $98,953
6 Somerset NJ $96,360
7 Prince William VA $95,146
8 Fauquier VA $93,762
9 Douglas CO $93,573
10 Montgomery MD $92,909

The only three not from the D.C. area are Hunterdon and Somerset, N.J, where rich folks live; and Douglas, CO, a “horse country” area southeast of Denver.

All seven other counties in the top 10, including the top three, are living high off the hog on your money after they rob it from you.

Bob Hope once joked, “I like to got to Washington so I can be near my money.”

President Obama last year won re-election on a solemn promise to force the rich “to pay their fair share.” Republicans agreed with him with their Fiscal Cliff deal on Jan. 1. But it turned out that “the rich” meant 77 percent of Americans!

Basically, what happened is that, once again, middle-class Americans were tricked into voting for politicians who forced us to give another blood donation, the money not going to “the poor,” but to the D.C. vampires.

 

 

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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 28 January, 2013, 13:43

    No one forced anyone to vote for BO and his gang of imbeciles. Anyone with any knowledge voted against them.

    The people who vote for garbage like this are the ones who are jealous of anyone who is more successful than them, who get free stuff from the govt and who have an IQ lower than 100. That equates to more people than those who did their homework and knew what was the truth.

    Quite frankly, Im tired of these idiots turning this govt into a hell hole for anyone who is smarter and brighter than they are.

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  2. Hondo
    Hondo 28 January, 2013, 16:58

    Hey, I don’t see Banning or San Berdoo on that list. What a gyp. Those numbers have been fudged.
    And how bout Colton and Fontana, garden spot of Kalifornia.
    Hondo…

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  3. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 28 January, 2013, 18:30

    John Seiler says,
    I grew up near Detroit, which used to be the richest area in the country, even the world. It was an industrial powerhouse, “the arsenal of Democracy.”
    =============================
    John if you have 10 minutes,watch this video. A friend of mine works for city of detroit and recommended it to me. It’s sad!!
    http://youtu.be/tI261NDLWlM

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 28 January, 2013, 20:28

    Me and John’s Dad share a common Detroit educational institution, and having lived in Michigan I can verify the deplorable condition it is in.

    Sad. Very Sad.

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