The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.

Report a Comment

I can see the point of saying that people who can't afford to live close to city centers should move to where housing is more affordable - you know, all those neighborhoods with the skeery crime and poor if any grocery stores and long commutes to the city centers where jobs are.

I would venture that probably, these comments are coming from the exact same people that complain about the city's traffic problem, since in a lot of the "affordable" exurbs, access to public transportation cannot always be described as convenient. Frequently, you need a car.

And that's ignoring the price premium to clean up the inevitable property crime, cost of additional transportation, and limited other services. You know, like decent school systems, which we all pay for over the long run.

No, the government is not "obligated" to provide a damn thing. At the same time, it's short sighted to insist on just exiling those that make under six figures - including a large portion of the city's service staff that us rich people rely on.

by Trixie on Dec 20, 2012 10:00 am • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

Which rules in the comment policy do you believe the comment violates?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment is name-calling or berates, belittles, or interrogates others.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Comment is getting into an aggressive argument with another.
Comment is trolling.
Comment is off topic.
Commenter is impersonating someone else or switching handles.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.

Enter any other information you think would be helpful to us:

Your name:
Your email:

To be sure you're not a spammer, please use the map below to answer this question:
If you are at the 13th St DC Streetcar station and head west on the H St/Benning Rd Line, what is the next station you will reach?   

This map contains the answer to the challenge question.
Click to see the larger map. Feel free to ignore station subtitles.
Administrator pagespam
Support Us