It's not just D.C. anymore. Small-business owners in Alexandria are complaining that increased parking rates and aggressive parking enforcement are driving away customers.
Explain to me again how government at all levels gets to pick people's pockets as much as it likes because doing so won't affect people's economic behavior. Also, we keep hearing of the need to stimulate consumer spending; is this the best way to do so? On second thought, I'm sure that Alexandria's policies will do wonders to stimulate consumer spending in Arlington and Fairfax counties.