Washington DC is the Fastest Growing Part of America


We’ve already discussed how the wealthiest counties in America are the bedroom communities for Washington D.C. The census also notes that Washington D.C. is the fastest growing place in America… for the same reason that a parasite is the fastest growing part of a host.

The fastest growth in the last two years has been in two small enclaves — the District of Columbia (5.1 percent), thanks to the federal government and gentrification, and North Dakota (4.0 percent), thanks to the Bakken shale oil boom.

North Dakota has oil and that’s a reliable growth engine, but Washington D.C. has an even better growth engine than oil. It has 300 million serfs that spend all their hard-earned money for the comfort of their masters in the house and the hill.

The Federal government has grown so aggressively that you can actually see the impact on census results, which is a very scary thing indeed, especially for anyone who studies history.

There really are two Americas now. Government America and Working America.

  • Thomas Wells

    D.C. : District of Crooks.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    But if you object, you're a racist.

  • Mary Sue

    I'm reminded of a Paul Shanklin parody that ran on Rush Limbaugh's show in the 90s during the holidays:

    Gore: Oh the national debt is frightful!
    Clinton: But spending is delightful
    Both: And the deficit's still too low! Let it grow, let it grow, LET IT GROW!

  • Edward

    As the honorable queen was quoted; [Let them eat cake]

  • Questions

    This piece is more appropriate for http://www.lewrockwell.com. Yes, certain areas of the federal government need elimination, especially anything promoting affirmative action. But the fact remains that most people in the Washington, D.C. area don't work either for the federal government or its major private-sector contractors. Check the numbers.

    The article doesn't really address the facts of the regional economy. It's just an easy caricature of the sort drawn by Ron Paul-style True Believers. To get an idea of the complexity of the subject at hand, talk to George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller. He's been studying the subject for decades.