Monday, December 31, 2012

Big Government Means Inequality

USA Today reports on inequality in the Washington D.C. area:
Part of the inequality comes from high-paid federal employees. Reuters notes: "Today there are 320,000 federal jobs in the Washington area. Within the District of Columbia, 55% pay $100,000 or more. " But even more of the inequality comes from the large numbers of even more highly-paid lobbyists that today's big government has attracted: "Nearly 13,000 lobbyists registered with the government last year and reported $3.3 billion in fees, or about $260,000 per lobbyist. That's 22% more lobbyists and 37% more inflation-adjusted revenue per lobbyist than in 1998," reports Reuters.
Just a reminder.