“Formerbeltwaywonk has done a priceless job of spelling out the mindset and incentives of the Beltway world. I mean, really: Bravo. Those comments of his are like wonderful passages from the shrewdest Beltway novel ever. It’s a great thing to run across writing and brains like that. And for free!” — Michael Blowhard of “2 Blowhards”
Former Beltway Wonk is a lawyer who once lived in Washington D.C. F.B.W. was briefly impressed by all the swanky parties thrown by the lobbyists and think tanks as well as the physical monuments to political power. The vast concrete edifices to Lincoln and Roosevelt left him in awe. But, remembering the real jobs serving real customers he once had performed, he soon discovered that D.C. is a cesspool full of paycheck vampires who have little but contempt for the sources of their own paychecks, namely Americans with real jobs. It is the blood from your paycheck — your child’s tuition fund and your retirement fund, for example — that fund not only these parties and monuments, but the wars that maim your neighbors and massacre foreigners, fat contracts obtained by beltway lobbyists, special exceptions from this regulation or this tax or that (the full burden still falls on you), benefits to illegal aliens unheard of in own countries, and a wide variety of other corrupt and vile activities. F.B.W. now uses this blog to expose government corruption and reveal how the Beltway denizens and their friends in the traditional mass media attack and smear those who would threaten their way of life and make them get real jobs.