As mentioned before, there really are only two types of places doing well in this economy. States with their own energy booms, like North Dakota and Texas.
And Washington D.C.
D.C. is doing spectacularly well thanks to the green gold gushing out of the Treasury and into the pockets of a whole lot of bureaucrats and contractors making a ton of money for literally doing nothing. (See if you can find where all that Stimulus money went.)
So it’s not surprising that when D.C. people say that there is a recovery, they mean it.
Among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in 2012, the Washington, D.C. metro area had the highest economic confidence index score for the second year in a row. The D.C. metro area reported an index score of 5 in 2012, up from -20 in 2011, according to Gallup.
Washington metro area residents were the most positive about current economic conditions last year compared with residents of other large metro areas, which also was the case in 2011, when D.C. was tied with San Antonio. Still, residents of the Washington metro area were slightly more likely to rate current conditions as “poor” than as “excellent” or “good.”
Because the actual Government boom only covers a select slice of D.C. The nation’s capital still tends to be poor. It just has a large proportion of government class parasites getting rich off stolen taxpayer money.
Las Vegas-area residents had the most negative ratings of current economic conditions — as they did last year — followed by those living in the Riverside; Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Conn.; and Jacksonville areas.
You know that times are tough when even Vegas won’t gamble on this economy.