Is this the world’s best corruption capital?

In swampy Washington, D.C., corruption comes in big packages but the devil is often in the details. Let’s take a look at the FDIC (don’t worry it won’t last long). This government corporation has a lovely “campus” in Arlington, Virginia where workers have the privilege of paying ridiculously below-market prices for food at the campus cafeteria. We’re talking $4.50 for a “Bacon & Bleu Roast Beef Melt”…$3.95 for Ginger Chicken with Mango Salsa…$5.50 for a crab cake sandwich with 16.9 oz. bottled water or small fountain drink.

And you thought you had a deal with your four-buck Big Mac.

To what extent are taxpayers subsidizing the feeding troughs of government drones, and why should we be? It’s understood that these bureaucrats have jobs as exciting as yesterday’s tapioca pudding, but their salaries and benefits are already far too cushy for the middling and by no means indispensable tasks they perform. They should forced to pay market prices for their chow, and as for the FDIC campus hotel (kidding you not), we suggest it be turned into a shelter for Washington’s homeless.

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