Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 PM
mahatmakanejeeves (6,944 posts)
(DC): Region’s rising wealth brings new luxury brands and wealth managers
The DC area is in its own financial bubble. I was at a local shopping center yesterday. It was, as usual, crowded. I've never seen it desolate. By contrast, I went through downtown Baltimore a few months back. Go to Google maps and select street view to see what Howard Street in downtown Baltimore looks like.
The money in DC comes from being associated with government work, not from working for the government. In other words, lobbyists, contractors, and other hangers-on.
Keep paying those taxes.
Disclaimer: I'm sure Aston Martins are nice cars, and I don't mean to get on the bad side of DUers who own an Aston Martin. It's just the dichotomy that has me flummoxed. I don't see that it can last forever.
Region’s rising wealth brings new luxury brands and wealth managers
By Annie Gowen, Dec 17, 2012 10:39 PM EST
The comments are great. Here's one:
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