Poverty Up in U.S.’s Richest Areas

Occupy Foggy Bottom? Coming on the heels of Mitt Romney's now-infamous "47 percent" comments is the news that income inequality is growing in the area the former governor hopes to call home next year. Newly released census bureau statistics reveal that the Washington D.C. area boasts seven of the nation's ten highest-income counties, but poverty in the area is also rising. While poverty within the district declined between 2010 and 2011 (though it's still at an astonishing 19 percent), it has largely grown in the wealthier suburbs, with all counties showing dramatic increases since 2007, when the recession began.