Washington D.C. Living in Economic Bubble Where Everything is Great

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.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    There are two kinds of shock troops: overpaid Fed employees, and the general unionistas. It is these folks who are sure to support the administration, when the crap hits the fan, and it will – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/01/major-alert-f

    Those who feel the most gratitude, for being handsomely rewarded, will hardly turn on their cash cows, even when their dollars are more worthless…and don't forget the gratitude of the illegals!
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • SoCalMike

    I noticed this when we went back to visit in 2009.
    California was pretty slow like now maybe even a little slower but not Washington.
    We stayed at a place that hosted overseas military brass and upon arrival, we were greeted at the hotel by what appeased to be one of the guests who was drunk pretending to be a reception committee of one.
    My sense was this man worked at the State Dept or some other govt agency.
    And business WAS booming then just like now in the little bubble they have created for themselves.

    Parasites are masters of speaking the language of service while serving themselves.

  • Ar'nun

    There is no business bigger than Big Government. The profits of the Federal government make even the biggest of businesses seem puny in comparison. This myth that politicians are bought and paid for by big business lobbyists is just plain ridiculous. To think, people actually believe a politician who is worth Millions of $$$ alone, and could legislate or regulate any corporation out of business in a heart beat would be up for sale to a nobody corporation making a measly billion dollars a year is laughable at best..

    The Government has done a great job at redirecting the low information voter's attention. They have pitted wealthy citizens against average and poor citizens. And they pull their strings like masters of the marionettes.