I found this interesting and thought I would share. The source is Wiki but is ultimately from census bureau data. I thought it was particularly
interesting to note that Virginia (is for lovers) and Maryland consist of 11 counties on that list. DC not even being mentioned because they don't
have counties or representation for that matter either (he he couldn't resist).
Now I'm fairly familiar with the DMV area and what the driving forces are for the particular local economies. Lot of money in the DMV, Starting with
all the political aides, lobbyists and those types (real busy bodies if ya will). Now they are towards the top of the financial pyramid in the DMV
area then you have the government contractors and such who bring in a pretty penny themselves working on all that secret gubment stuff all the way
down to the smallest detail. Think policy all the way down to gear maintenance and logistics.
These two groups are paid the way they are and oh so well to help them forget about what the overall big picture is that they are contributing to (in
a lot of ways this is fueled by blind patriotism). It's easy not to ask any real questions when you your household is bringing in like 100-250k and
thats on the low-mid level contractor side. It's easy to forget that you may have just helped with a project that may ultimately in the end cost
other people their lives whom you've never met in a war that you don't necessarily believe in. IM DEFENDING AMERICA DAMMIT!!! *Disclaimer* I served
in a foreign occupation even if my reasons were misguided at the time, so I'm not judging just saying.
Then you have the skilled laborer types where the upper echelons who are too busy and/or lazy to do things for themselves so need your valuable skills
around. So you are useful and needed but don't deserve a reward for any diligent contribution to the war machine and all of its parts. Just enough
so that you can make a decent living to be happy enough to keep fixing sinks and car parts. Not hating on plumbers or mechanics either btw so don't
hate me. Just pointing out that those are examples of that income level and the disparity between who actually contribute in meaningful and very
needed ways yet don't get paid adequately and fairly based on their labor and skills.
Then you have my favorite the service and retail industry where these poor wretch are paid like indentured servants who should also at least be given
servants quarters or something for gods sake. So they may at least save something to eventually pay for their freedom. Seriously though these folks
are being paid in a manner that suggests that they should be thankful and grateful to be serving you that burger. The bad part is thats exactly the
attitude that that coorparte video you watch in the back with the game show host guide tells you to do pretty much. That is certainly not what you
get in most cases, no you get someone who looks like they hate their friggin life and could give a crap less if your burger fell on the floor.
Oh it seems I painted a pretty sad and grim picture there, hmm oh well business as usual I guess. I think I'll go take a walk on a beach later.
*Just checked, D.C. counts as the richest state. Go figure lol.*
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