The Swollen Tick on the Body Politic

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

A map of the wealthiest counties in the country show that federal employees are parasites to the body politic.

The body politic of the American people is being bled dry, and there are five counties that are drinking it up. These five counties are all suburbs of Washington, DC. They have the highest median household incomes in the nation.

Imagine that! It’s almost as if the federal government is feeding off our livelihoods to support others.

Here’s a report on the situation from 2014:

CNS News reports, “Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs.

The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.

According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.

Read the entire CNS story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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