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(Washington Post)   One in seven Washington D.C. households are in the nation's wealthiest 5%. The other six are not lobbyists or members of Congress   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-02-13 10:17:35 AM  
Makes sense.  It's not exactly a cheap place to live.
 
2013-02-13 11:07:07 AM  
Many people whose earnings vault them into the top 5 percent say they do not feel they are in society's most elite layer.

That must be the guy from this story.

One mom posted that she and her husband made $750,000 a year. She made the bulk of it but her husband threatened to kill himself if she quit or reduced her hours, because he couldn't stand to live on anything less.
 
2013-02-13 11:10:14 AM  
Poors and/or urbans?
 
2013-02-13 11:10:17 AM  
Did you know that nationally, 1 in 20 households are in the wealthiest 5%?
 
2013-02-13 11:18:24 AM  

FishyFred: Many people whose earnings vault them into the top 5 percent say they do not feel they are in society's most elite layer.


Many of them aren't. That's not to say they aren't pretty darn high on the totem pole, but you've got at least one or two more levels to go above the 5% mark.
 
2013-02-13 11:30:31 AM  
Just watch that ratio decrease if the sequester and shutdownshappen.
 
2013-02-13 11:36:09 AM  
To clarify, they are including the entire region, not just metropolitan DC.

In the actual city, there are some lower income areas.
 
2013-02-13 11:38:24 AM  

geopb: Did you know that nationally, 1 in 20 households are in the wealthiest 5%?


I'm gonna call "bullshiat" on this fake statistic that you obviously just made up. Has that number been un-skewed yet? You have to un-skew data to make it accurate.
 
2013-02-13 11:53:10 AM  

Tricky Chicken: To clarify, they are including the entire region, not just metropolitan DC.


Fairfax County makes up a very large chunk of this.  I grew up in the slums of Great Falls, VA.

/wrong side of the pike
//♫In the ghettoooo♪
 
2013-02-13 12:03:59 PM  

mod3072: geopb: Did you know that nationally, 1 in 20 households are in the wealthiest 5%?

I'm gonna call "bullshiat" on this fake statistic that you obviously just made up. Has that number been un-skewed yet? You have to un-skew data to make it accurate.


You have to correct the raw data like with climate change.

After my preliminary correction calculations, 1% of all the households control 164% of all the financial assets when the owner of the household is named Montgomery Burns or anything followed by Romney/Bush.
 
2013-02-13 12:09:00 PM  
There are also defense contractors.  That's pretty good money too.
 
2013-02-13 12:19:49 PM  

geopb: Did you know that nationally, 1 in 20 households are in the wealthiest 5%?


I was also shocked to hear that 40% of sick days were called in on Mondays or Fridays. Shocking.
 
2013-02-13 12:20:25 PM  

Tricky Chicken: mod3072: geopb: Did you know that nationally, 1 in 20 households are in the wealthiest 5%?

I'm gonna call "bullshiat" on this fake statistic that you obviously just made up. Has that number been un-skewed yet? You have to un-skew data to make it accurate.

You have to correct the raw data like with climate change.

After my preliminary correction calculations, 1% of all the households control 164% of all the financial assets when the owner of the household is named Montgomery Burns or anything followed by Romney/Bush.


Yeah, I thought I had an idea with that one...but I didn't.

Something something climatechange then nothing.
 
2013-02-13 12:55:25 PM  
dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-02-13 01:33:17 PM  
All the rich people in Washington DC live in Potomac MD.
 
2013-02-13 03:48:48 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: All the rich people in Washington DC live in Potomac MD.


That's not true- some of us live in Chevy Chase and Bethesda for that gritty, urban feel.
 
2013-02-13 03:49:16 PM  
"Guberment been berry, berry goodt to me."
 
2013-02-13 03:53:07 PM  
thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2013-02-13 03:57:59 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Poors and/or urbans?


You write like a foreign.
 
2013-02-13 06:54:40 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: DjangoStonereaver: All the rich people in Washington DC live in Potomac MD.

That's not true- some of us live in Chevy Chase and Bethesda for that gritty, urban feel.


Some people will go real slummy and live in "North Bethesda" (Rockville)
 
2013-02-13 07:09:02 PM  

guilt by association: Just watch that ratio decrease if the sequester and shutdownshappen.


You think the top earners are going to be affected by sequestration? You must be new here.
 
2013-02-13 07:27:45 PM  
Old news is old.


Grew up in NoVA, and even thirty years ago four of the richest areas in the USA were Fairfax VA, Montgomery MD, Beverly Hills CA and Greenwich CT (the order switched around year to year).

/the poor kids at my H.S. were the ones whose fathers had stars on their shoulders and worked at the Pentagon
//my brother made the Post in one article cuz he was "dating" Strom Thurmond's daughter
///they were in the third grade at the time ...
//the above should give a hint as to why Fairfax schools consistently rank among the best in the country
 
2013-02-13 07:29:38 PM  

dualplains: Tricky Chicken: To clarify, they are including the entire region, not just metropolitan DC.

Fairfax County makes up a very large chunk of this.  I grew up in the slums of Great Falls, VA.

/wrong side of the pike
//♫In the ghettoooo♪


Damn, you poor kid.  Did you have to make do with the 3 series instead of the 5 series?
 
2013-02-13 09:40:42 PM  
money and power in the same neighborhood? go figure.
 
2013-02-14 12:25:28 AM  
Kudos to anyone growing up in Chevy Chase Section Eight.
 
2013-02-14 07:49:33 AM  

GRCooper: dualplains: Tricky Chicken: To clarify, they are including the entire region, not just metropolitan DC.

Fairfax County makes up a very large chunk of this.  I grew up in the slums of Great Falls, VA.

/wrong side of the pike
//♫In the ghettoooo♪

Damn, you poor kid.  Did you have to make do with the 3 series instead of the 5 series?


Geo Storm.

Loved that car.
 
2013-02-14 09:19:51 AM  

guilt by association: Just watch that ratio decrease if the sequester and shutdownshappen.


The sequester will primarily impact federal workers and contractors making between $30k and $100k.

Corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and political consultants won't feel a damn thing.
 
2013-02-14 09:23:24 AM  

Land Ark: guilt by association: Just watch that ratio decrease if the sequester and shutdownshappen.

You think the top earners are going to be affected by sequestration? You must be new here a teabagger.


Fixed.
 
2013-02-14 08:00:06 PM  
and none of those households are in south east.
 
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