While many Americans in real America suffer in the Obama economy, DC bureaucrats live large. From the Washington Post:
The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show.
With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running.
More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single person, leaving Arlington with a relatively small share of residents whose affluence comes from two incomes, compared with Loudoun and Fairfax.
Other counties in the top 10 are Howard, Prince William, Fauquier and Montgomery, which had dropped out of it in 2010. Among states, Maryland has the nation’s highest household income level, and Virginia is ninth.
Given that B.Hussein has added $5 trillion to the national debt, not that he realizes it, is it any surprise to see the royal political class so “out of touch” with what’s going on in the rest of the country?
Remember these numbers the next time you hear an Obamabot slime Mitt Romney as an “out of touch” Thurston Howell caricature. He may live large, but he does so on his money. Barack, Moochelle, Valerie and friends do so on your money.