Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rep. Tim Ryan proposes relocating parts of the federal government to the rest of the country

Via Billy

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation that would set up a commission comprised of eight lawmakers, evenly-split between both parties in the House and Senate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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.


  1. OH, Hell NO! NIMBY! Keep the bastards all in one place so when the nuke falls on DC we clear them out with one fell swoop! This is quite literally expanding the swamp!

  2. Well we could move the EPA to Hanford, Wa. Move the Dept of Education to culturally enriched Chicago. The Pentagon to the Wyoming missile fields. It requires more thought but, heh, there could be a pot of gold in that rainbow if done right. indyjonesouthere