Quote of the day

| August 13, 2013

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has an editorial in USA Today, talking about the barriers to making the US government work. As someone who lived in and around Washington DC for several years, his penultimate paragraph struck home:

And that gets to what I think is the real problem lying behind all of this enthusiasm for constitutional change: a sense that there are two sets of rules, one for the “insiders” in Washington and their (frequently subsidized, or bailed-out, or protected) corporate allies, and another for everyone else.

It’s a situation that has led to comparisons withThe Hunger Games, where the folks in the Capitol City live high while the provinces starve. People get elected to Congress and somehow retire as multimillionaires; they serve for a couple of years at the White House and leave for million-dollar salaries. And wherever they work, they tend to have an inflated opinion of their own importance, and a somewhat contemptuous opinion of ordinary Americans.

This is all too true. There is a dangerous intoxication from living in DC, particularly if you become involved with the government and its symbiotes.

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