In another thread, Mr. Bill in PA made an astute analogy:
“DC is like a mill town. There is only one real employer, the federal government, and Republicans are viewed as a threat to the local livelihood”. I’ve been to many mill-towns. Most of them are former mill-towns, now, sadly.
Why does the Federal Government operate out of one city?? OK, keep WH and congress there but there is absolutely for all of the federal govt to be in a few square miles.
Put Dept of Agriculture in the Midwest, closer to the agriculture.
Dept of Energy? between Texas (fossil fuel) and Arizona (solar fuel) maybe.
Pentagon? Florida. Launch ocean going ships and space ships from there. Don’t foresee many attacks to fend off in the Potomac.
Dept of HHS? The rust-belt? heroin regions?
Spread these VERY good paying jobs around the country. Maybe a little more mixing of the constituents and the governing people could make them more effective.
How many of us telecom with colleagues and customers hundreds of miles away? EVERY HOUR of the day!!!
Some candidate Dem or Repub should take up this cause. Break up the DC cabals!!