Washington D.C. Is Essentially Just A Gigantic Money Machine

By Michael Snyder
If you have ever wondered why our leaders in Washington D.C. seem to act so strangely, the truth is that it almost always comes down to just one thing.  It has been said that “money makes the world go round”, and that is definitely true in Washington.  This year the federal government will spend more than 4 trillion dollars, and that represents well over one-fifth of our national GDP.  With so much money coming in and so much money going out, the stakes are incredibly high, and that is why so much money is poured into political campaigns on the national level.
And it shouldn’t surprise anyone that those that live the closest to this gigantic money machine have benefited greatly.  Forbes just released their brand new rankings for 2017, and they found that five out of the top 10 wealthiest counties in the entire country are suburbs of Washington D.C.

Virginia’s Loudoun County holds the title of the nation’s richest county with a median household income of $125,900. While nearly 10,000 residents commute to the District, according to Forbes, about 11,700 businesses employ 161,000 county residents, with Dulles International Airport, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Department of Homeland Security leading that charge.
The nearby city of Falls Church, Fairfax and Arlington counties in Virginia and Howard County in Maryland also lead the nation based on wealth.

In general, salaries for federal workers are significantly higher than in the private sector, and benefit packages are usually much better.
But in addition to having a very high concentration of federal workers, the D.C. area is also home to hordes of lawyers, lobbyists, defense contractors and other government vendors.  Big government means big business for those guys, and business has been very good in recent years…

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The federal government has a lot to do with this: The Capitol and the economy orbiting around it (including lawyers, defense contractors, computer engineers along the Dulles Corridor, and doctors near NIH) attract college graduates who reliably contribute to six-figure households. Crucially, there was a $1.7 billion increase in lobbying between 1998 and 2010, as Dylan Matthews explained. With each $1 million of lobbying “associated with a $3.70 increase in the D.C. wage premium,” the money pouring into Washington wound up in the pockets of its residents.

This certainly isn’t the limited government that our founders intended.
So where did we go wrong?
One of the big turning points came in 1913.  That is the year when the Federal Reserve and the modern version of the income tax were established.  The Federal Reserve was designed by the elite to get the federal government very deeply into debt, and an income tax was needed to help service that debt and to help pay for the much larger government that the progressives were wanting.
Back then, D.C. was nothing like it is today.  In fact, even in the 1970s there were still large farms inside the Beltway.  But the federal government just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and now it is a four trillion dollar monstrosity.
What I believe we should do is to dismantle as much of that monstrosity as we possibly can.  Instead of asking which government agencies we should close, I believe that we should be asking which government agencies we really need to leave open.
A great place to start would be by abolishing the Federal Reserve, the IRS and the income tax.  Those institutions are at the very core of the Washington money machine, and so it would essentially be like tearing the heart out of big government.
And don’t worry, the federal government would still have plenty of money coming in.  The individual income tax only accounts for about 46 percent of all federal revenue, and theoretically we could still have an absolutely enormous federal government without an income tax.  I once wrote an article that listed 97 different ways that various levels of government get money out of us each year, and so getting rid of the federal income tax would still leave 96 ways for the politicians to extract money from us.
As I remind my readers so frequently, the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history was when there was no income tax and no central bank.  But I know that a lot of people out there love the 1.33 percent average yearly GDP growth rate that we have been experiencing over the past decade and would have a really hard time giving that up.
Unfortunately, it would actually be a very tough transition to a much more limited federal government because so much of our society is geared around the enormous money machine in Washington.  In 2018, more than a billion dollars will be spent on the mid-term elections, and most of that money will be going to incumbents that are committed to maintaining the status quo.
If we ever want things to really start changing in Washington, we have got to start sending people there that haven’t been bought off by the big money interests.
In my congressional district there is no incumbent running in 2018, and nobody else in the race is nearly as conservative as I am.  But since I can’t be bought by the special interests, I am going to have to rely on grassroots support.
Donald Trump showed us that anything is possible in American politics.  When Jeb Bush decided to run for president, he had an extremely long list of endorsements and a hundred million dollars behind him, and he still got trounced by Trump because Trump had a much stronger message.
If we stand united, we can take our government back and there won’t be anything that the establishment will be able to do about it.
But if we sit back and do nothing, the cesspool of corruption in Washington D.C. will just continue to get deeper and deeper.


3 thoughts on “Washington D.C. Is Essentially Just A Gigantic Money Machine”

  1. Why would anyone with a brain want to let a foreign owned corporation run our country. Most know the fed is a private banking system thanks to Ron Paul, but most still think the irs is a government agency or we have a treasury anymore.
    They are all private corporations and the irs is a Puerto Rico Trust and a division of the IMF. Why will no one cover this? Ron Paul at least exposed the fed as a private banking cartel but left out the collection agency they created in 1913 at the same time to collect revenue. Why so few ask is beyond me.
    Here is a little information. Enjoy and then read this link when you have time. Two hours and read it over and over.
    Look up: Demand, Notice, and Warning of Commercial Grace
    Cite Constitutional
    authority. the Constitution confers upon Congress no power of territorial legislation
    over person or property anywhere in the Union. Bundys need to know this.
    Upon receipt of a demand letter from a United
    States (District of Columbia) attorney, by presenting him with a Demand,
    Notice, and Warning of Commercial Grace requiring proof of jurisdiction and presenting
    evidence that he has no jurisdiction anywhere in the Union, if he proceeds with
    a lawsuit without first presenting constitutional authority to take
    jurisdiction and do so (impossibility), he acts on his own.
    The Department of the
    Treasury is a private organization, independent of government, 41 Stat. 654; to wit: Neither the senior
    executive of the Department of the Treasury or Internal Revenue Service (the
    Secretary of the Treasury and Commissioner of Internal Revenue, respectively)
    is required by law to take an oath of office (meaning they are
    non-governmental, private-sector workers) and the sole beneficiary of all their
    collections of income tax[1] is a private bank, the Federal Reserve.[2]
    The IRS is not a U.S. Government Agency. It is an Agency of the IMF.
    (Diversified Metal Products v. IRS et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I., Public
    Law 94-564, Senate Report 94-1148 pg. 5967, Reorganization Plan No. 26, Public
    Law 102-391.)
    2. The IMF
    is an Agency of the UN. (Blacks Law Dictionary 6th Ed. Pg. 816)
    3. The
    U.S. Has not had a Treasury since 1921. (41 Stat. Ch.214 pg. 654)
    4. The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF. (Presidential Documents Volume 29-No.4 pg.113, 22
    U.S.C. 285-288)
    5. The United States does not have any employees because there is no longer a United
    States. No more reorganizations. After over 200 years of operating under
    bankruptcy it’s finally over. (Executive Order 12803) Do not personate one of
    the creditors or share holders or you will go to Prison.18 U.S.C. 914
    “100 percent of what is collected [in
    income tax] is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt . . . . In other words, all individual income tax
    revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers
    expect from their Government.” J. Peter Grace, “President’s Private Sector
    Survey on Cost Control: A Report to the President,” dated and approved January
    12 and 15, 1984, p. 3.
    For a crime to exist there must be and injured party (Corpus Delicti), there can be no sanction or penalty
    imposed on one because of this Constitutional right. Sherer v. Cullen 481 F.
    CRUDEN v. NEALE 2N.C. (1796) 2 SE 70
    “Every man is independent of all laws, except those
    prescribed by nature. He is not bound by any institutions formed by
    his fellowmen without his consent”
    Attorneys Non –Positive Law must have contract.
    “(a) The controlling rule is
    that “ absent a knowing and intelligent waiver, no person may be imprisoned for
    any offense … unless he was represented by counsel at his trial. “ Argersinger,
    407 U. S. , at 37. Pp. 5-6.” Alabama v Shelton 535 U. S. 654 .”… when the trial
    of a misdemeanor starts that no imprisonment may be imposed , even though local
    law permits it, unless the accused is represented by counsel” Argersinger v
    Hamlin 407 U. S. 25-40
    Now here is where it gets good. What if you were told one of the main functions of the ir s is to retire money from the system. How else could they continue the fraud?
    You can not spend newly created money and spend it first if you can not somehow take much of it out of the system. One word hyperinflation if they could not confiscate billions a year! Read this link and learn. No will talk about this, and it could end the fraud if more people knew.


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