Americans have been getting poorer while Washington has been getting richer. In a troubling report, Business Insider finds that, although the recession is supposedly over, household income today is lower than it was during the recession.
All the wealth in Washington is, to put it politely, unearned wealth. The money overflowing the pockets of the capital's overpaid bureaucrats, lobbyists, politicians, interest groups, influence peddlers, crony capitalists, contractors, and other insiders all comes, eventually, from you. Unlike other recoveries, it hasn't be used to create real jobs and get you back to work