Hunger Games in Obama's America
Only Washington, DC has a favorable economic outlook.
The Gallup Economic Confidence Index "is a composite of Americans' ratings of current U.S. economic conditions and their perceptions of the economy's direction." According to Gallup, "the index has a theoretical maximum of +100 (if all respondents rate the economy "excellent" or "good" and say it is getting better) and a theoretical minimum of -100 (if all rate the economy "poor" and say it is getting worse)."
Eight of the 13 wealthiest counties are in the D.C. region, as the bipartisan permanent political class has accelerated the expansion of the federal government for the last decade to enrich those whose financial interests are directly tied to the growth of government.