Boomtown: New Series Exposes D.C. Ruling Class Living High On Taxpayer Money

BoomTown: A must watch!

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Bob Weir writes at American Thinker:

In a recent Sean Hannity program entitled, Boomtown, his 2 guests used the entire hour to show how corrupt Washington DC politics has become. “While one out of every 6 Americans wonder where their next meal is coming from, Washington DC has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the United States,” said author Peter Schweizer of the Government Accountability Institute. Mr. Schweizer also pointed out that one out of four Americans has a mortgage that is underwater, while 7 out of 10 of the wealthiest counties in the nation are in the DC area. Furthermore, DC now has the highest per capita income in the US, recently passing Silicon Valley. How was this wealth created in a geographical area that doesn’t produce a product or create anything the public wants to purchase? Other boomtowns in our history became prosperous because they offered something to build upon. DC, however, offers nothing but connections to power and patronage. The result is a permanent political class invested in the growth of government as they grow their personal portfolios.

Read more at American Thinker

Tony Lee reports at Breitbart:

Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, said the best and the brightest now come to Washington because they see Washington as a Tammany Hall that will allow them to get rich off of influence peddling. He noted that Washington D.C. runs the equivalent of a $4 trillion private equity fund every year and essentially doles out 25% of the country’s wealth to those who are connected.

“Nobody has ever turned a camera on them,” Bannon said, indicating he intends to change that in the future. “This is a permanent political class that has now formed an aristocracy. That’s why nothing has changed in Washington.”

Bannon explained people arrive in Washington as country lawyers and then decide to “turn the business of government into a family business” by having their wives and kids work in lobbying.

“And this is how they become a permanent political class,” he concluded.

Hannity mentioned that Washington politicians “kick money back to family, friends, or people that hire them when they retire.”

And Schweizer concurred. He claimed the permanent political class is bipartisan and those who are a part of this permanent aristocracy either marry or are born into it.

Read more at Breitbart

Boomtown: Meet The Washington Aristocracy

Schweizer on Boomtown: D.C. a ‘New Versailles’ Built on ‘Borrowed Money’

‘Boomtown’ Report: Corporations Received 22,000% Return On Investment From Lobbying

Boomtown: Washington Passes Silicon Valley for Highest Median Income In U.S.

Boomtown: Washington D.C. Fine Wine Capital of United States

Boomtown: Lamborghini Moves North American HQ to D.C. Region

Bannon Talks ‘Boomtown:’ ‘The Great Unreported Story Of Our Time’

Bannon on Boomtown: Media Must Investigate Permanent Political Class

Schweizer on Boomtown: Mainstream Media ‘Part of Ecosystem’

New York Times Highlights Hannity ‘Boomtown’ Cronyism Special

‘Boomtown’ Special Angers, Resonates With Americans

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