The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation
Here’s your class warfare. The real deal in all its tawdry liberal glory. The redistribution isn’t going from middle class whites to poor blacks, that’s just another tier of the scam. The actual redistribution takes money from the working middle class and gives it to the government middle and upper classes.
It’s the Russian economy with an American flag and a framed photo of Obama in the background.
Read it all: Hey, Who's Up For Some Class Warfare by Daniel Greenfield
Matthew Yglesias... might agree?
The 2011 American Community Survey numbers showing that "the DC suburbs account for seven of the ten richest counties in America" had Yglesias scratching his head back in September:
... it seems a little implausible to avoid the conclusion that on the whole the American economy has gotten more deeply invested in influence-peddling—broadly construed—and that this is driving the Washington area to the top of the charts.
He might just have been on to something there, but neglected to pursue the obvious next question, by what means had this "broadly construed" influence-peddling resulted in quantifiable wealth?
If our country weren't so poisonously polarized, Greenfield and Yglesias might actually engage in a conversation about their converging theories, and in so doing might find some of that "common ground" that everyone talks about but can never locate.
But here? now? That's likely impossible.