USA is #7! USA used to be #1

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    We dropped from 5th place to 7th place since last year.

    "This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10."

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    Hey guy, you got it all wrong. It's not that America went down, what happened is that Switzerland, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, and Germany got better!
     
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    Wolfmoon U B U & I'll B Me 4 USA!

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    What was it when Obama took office? The U.S. is quickly dropping off the top 10 list. Don't our politicians make us proud!
     
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    7th? I didn't think we were that good. I'm thinkin' if Obama is re-elected we'll be a lot worse than that in 4 years.
     
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    We're going to be a second rate country because of our treasonous politicians. Flood our nation with the third world and lowering our standards.

    Isn't marxism grand???
     
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    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

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    Obama will be remembered in the history books as the president that lead the collapse of the United states.
     

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    USA is #7! USA used to be #1

    Yea,that Obama guy is breaking all kinds of records these days,,,,,,,:9:
     
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    We can NOT afford to have Obama for another 4 years!!
    Where's all this GOOD that he's done that the libs are talking about? And they'll still vote for him!
     
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    US competitiveness will be nil if we stick ourselves with four years of:


    ► A “speculation tax” on Wall Street covering all investment
    transactions.

    ► A higher capital gains tax rate.

    ► A reinstated estate tax.

    ► A single-payer health care system.

    ► Nationalized U.S. education system, including federal
    control of curriculum and federalized standards.

    ► A carbon tax on utilities.

    ► A special windfall profits tax on oil companies to
    subsidize renewable energy projects.

    ► Expunging criminal records of many felons.

    ► Socializing the private credit-scoring system used
    by banks, insurers and employers.

    ► Socializing lending to small businesses.

    ► Higher taxes, including a value-added tax, on the
    middle class for new transfer payments for the poor.

    ► Suing towns to force public-housing integration of
    the suburbs.

    ► Bolstering the Community Reinvestment Act.

    ► Packing the the Supreme Court with leftists.

    ► Minimum living wage.

    ► Universal 401(k) for the poor.

    ► Wage insurance.
     
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    Aww man. And I just bought all those foam fingers!
     

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