Skip to comments.Congrats, Barry. US falls out of top 10 most prosperous nations
Posted on 12/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
You know that period between sleep and wakefulness where you're not quite sure you're still dreaming? I read this blog item at Powerline and had the exact same reaction:
Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world's ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London's Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.'s slippage is being driven by "a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead." Well, they're right: in Barack Obama's America, hard work doesn't cause you to get ahead; being politically connected does. We are all paying the price for the corruption of the Age of Obama.
Consistent with this finding is the fact that for the first time in history, the average Canadian is wealthier than the average American. Canada has a conservative government, and they have passed us like we are standing still. Which we are, at best.
All of which raises the question: do Barack Obama and his minions want America to be one of the world's ten most prosperous countries? If you believe, as I do, that actions speak louder than words, the answer is No.
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>>the U.S.’s slippage is being driven by “a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead.”
Now its official: in the Obamanation, “Work is fo’ Suckas!”
Clearly Bush’s fault.
On the list of the World’s 10 Most Preposterous Nations, we are rising with a bullet howeve.
What a joke.
He's a communist implementing Cloward-Piven. Of course he does NOT want America to be properous.
All 11 have hot looking women. There must be a correlation.
I'm reminded of that every time I stand behind some jag-off in the supermarket checkout line who buys food I can't afford with an EBT card and, often as not, drives away in a car I can't afford either.
Thank you. I was looking also. Will you post a link for the list please?
Wow, a hard-core socialist country like Sweden is considered “prosperous” by these list compilers. IKEA is doing pretty well in the US, maybe that’s the main reason for Sweden’s “prosperity”. More like the government is prospering from the extremely high taxe dollars it confiscates from it’s citizens. Other than that I just wonder what criterion they are using to deem Sweden a propserous nation. And why isn’t Cuba on the list??? /sarc
None of those countries have to pay reparations like the US does.
Hint: don't watch what he says, watch what he does.
nobama is angling for a turd world banana republic with him a dicktator for life.
Don't believe me? Name one project he has undertaken since 2008 that has made America better. Name just one.
The problems we face
today exist because the
people who work for a living
are outnumbered by those who
vote for a living!
Steven Harper rules. I was really hoping America wouldn’t lurch farther to the left and you lot would vote in a President who would benefit the country amd work closer with our Conservative govt. Hopefully next time, otherwise I’m afraid the US will be too far down the rabbit hole.
One thing is clear, this young generation of Americans coming up are out oftheir minds.
Full of funny stuff, ironically, 'they' contend our health system is the #2 in the world, that might disappoint other socialist.
They are also all white. Is this racist?
Nor do they police the world.
I believe if you broke this up into fifty states....Alabama might rise higher than the US itself.
the ebt cards and food above my budget tick me off too I have followed them out to the parking lot and noticed extremely nice vehicles watches, jewelry etc....I feel sorry for those in need but its sometimes obvious who is irresponsible and not that needy and I have been known to loudly ask the clerk do you still accept hard earned cash here or do I need food stamps?