U.S. Competitiveness Falls For 4th Year...

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    Can the Democrats really be taken seriously when they boast about 'Hope & Change' being a success?


    (AP) Survey finds US competitive ranking down again
    By PAN PYLAS
    AP Business Writer
    LONDON
    The United States' ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country's politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday.

    Even though the world's largest economy saw its overall competitiveness rise on the back of its status as a global innovation powerhouse, the Forum says the U.S.'s ranking has dropped two places to seventh this year. The Netherlands and Germany have moved ahead of the U.S. on the top 10 leaderboard.

    The report found that some aspects of the U.S.'s political environment continue to raise concern among business leaders, "particularly the low public trust in politicians and a perceived lack of government efficiency."

    The Forum _ which also hosts an annual gathering of global business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos every January _ ranks a country's competitiveness according to factors such as the state of its infrastructure and its ability to foster innovation.

    The survey comes just a day before President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in his bid to defeat Republican candidate Mitt Romney in November's election.

    A little over a year ago, the United States lost its triple A credit rating from Standard & Poor's after a stand-off between Republicans and Democrats over the raising of the debt ceiling stoked fears of a potential debt default.

    "We urge governments to act decisively by adopting long-term measures to enhance competitiveness and return the world to a sustainable growth path," said Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

    Switzerland tops the overall rankings of 144 economies in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Singapore...

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    Okay libtards... 1.... 2...3...

    BUSH!!!!
     
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    Yeah, i have absolutely no idea what they're celebrating at their Convention. Their joyful celebrations are actually pretty grotesque considering so many Americans are truly suffering. Even their host city Charlotte, is suffering through some very tough times. I see nothing for them to be celebrating.
     
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    Those would be the four obama years.
     
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    Good job Obama. Loser.
     
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    Don't start digging our grave yet. The United States is just one effective budget bill away from being back on top.

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