Poor House DC, really!

This site is devoted to all this Washington DC and what is not more DC than a little politics Ted Kennedy style.  Back in 2009 before he died Kennedy was really pushing an add on to the Health Care Reform Bill, or AKA Obama Care, that would provide long term care benefits for all Americans.  Sounds good right?  In the land of unicorns, ice-cream and fluffy bunnies where all things that sound good get added to buy votes, this is exactly what this bill was designed to do.  The Health Care Bill was a tough sell and was NOT coming in deficit neutral scored by the CBO.  What Kennedy did in attempt to save the bill was create and insurance revenue stream inside of Obama Care AND use the premiums to pay NOT for Long Term Care, but the bill’s bloated cost.

Hook, line and sinker… he got it added on, manipulated the America voters and the law was passed.  However, the Class Act was not actuarially sound by a long shot as just sick people would join so the slick politicians ripped out the LTC plan a couple years later after the health care bill had passed in the depths of the night on New Year’s freaking eve when no one was watching.

This was a classic attempt to pretend to solve a complex problem by manipulation of the voter.  Most voters are not sophisticated enough or care enough to follow complex litigation and the politicians know it.  So pour it on DC, we the tax payer are your bitch and you have us tied up in the closet with gimp-balls jammed in our mouth… I now need a drink, I’m glad I know where the top bars are in DC.

The 10 Best Bars in Washington DC

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Washington D.C. has always been known to love its booze. This is the precise reason for there being an abundant number of bars here. Right from the upper areas of Northwest D.C till down to Southeast D.C, there are multiple pubs, lounges and drinking joints.

You may be a resident of the place or may be just a visitor. No matter what, it always helps to know where to drink. It will help you get the best out of your drinking experience if you know exactly where to go for what. To help you out, here is a list of some of Washington D.C’s most popular and historic drinking joints. You may have heard of some of them and there may be some places that you have simply overlooked. Let’s go!

1) Penn Social D.C – This watering hole comprises of 2 full floors. There are three bars and a variety of more than 30 types of draft beers. It also has multiple board, a 22 feet HD projector screen etc. So it essentially has something for everyone.

2) Smoke and Barrell – This place is a must visit for all whiskey and barbecue lovers. They also have a solid list of beers. Their BBQ Nachos are to die for!

3) The P.O.V Rooftop Lounge and Terrace – This place falls on this list only because of the fantastic view that it offers.

4) Biergarten Haus – This watering hole boasts of a terrific beer garden with plenty of flags, sturdy benches and wooden stools surrounding barrel tables for drinking and dining.

5) Chez Billy – This is a gorgeous French Bistro with a fantastic covered backyard patio with a bar boasting of 8 taps.

6) DC9 – This place is best suited for a concert venue. However it has a rooftop deck with a decent view and the drinks are reasonably priced. This is just your bar next door.

7) Red Derby – This place has an amazing interior decor inspired by the Victorian era. It is known for its sea food and is also a good place for people watching.

8) Cafe Saint-Ex – This is a place that gets crowded really fast. If you want to enjoy a nice outdoor meal and look at what Northwest 14th Street has become, you could do that. If you want to sit inside and drink at the upstairs bar, you can do that as well.

9) Nellie’s Bar – It is D.C.’s first gay sports bar. This place may not be for everybody, it definitely welcomes everybody. It’s main attraction is its rooftop deck. Their days are normally packed with events like Karaoke Tuesdays and Smart Ass Trivia Night every Wednesday.

10) Marvin – This is a unique blend of D.C. and the Western European monarchy. It has an extensive menu and the food is really good. It gets crowded on weekends and the line to enter extends to the end of the road but yes it is well worth the wait.

Cheers!