A good example of why wash.DC is booming big time while most of the country is barely hanging on. When 24% of the countries money flows through one place and 10% or more of that is siphoned off that one place gets rich and the rest of us suffer. Boom towns are created by some product that people want, need, and are willing to pay for. But this boom town's product is influence. Non productive, degrading, and always negative, influence generates wealth for those who wield it but produces nothing that benefits society as a whole and eventually leads to ruin for all!