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House Democrat proposes relocating parts of the federal government to the rest of the country

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Rep. Tim Ryan has a dramatic idea for how to spread some wealth around: Spread the government around.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, backed by record-high government spending, have contributed to a regional economy that anyone could envy; the four richest counties in the United States neighbor the nation’s capital. So Ryan wants lawmakers to establish a commission that would develop a plan to “decentralize” the federal government, with a particular eye on helping the working-class economies that have suffered the most over the last decade.

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  • Mac mcintire

    The guy makes sense to long Washington has bred corruption, lies, and prosperity to the govt officials who take part. Break it up. With modern day telecommunications, one can function anywhere, thus all our eggs in one basket would disappear. Amazing, from a democrat. A plan

  • 8675310

    The “honorable”? Congressman wants to spread Democrat votes around to the states that the Democrats needed, but lost. The projected “economic boom” is the bribe.

  • MatFan

    Spreading it around is a ridiculous idea. Reducing its size is the answer. We have 50 state governments and the feds can’t do the few simple tasks they have been assigned.