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U.S. Drops to 18th in Global Economic-Freedom Rankings: Are You Worried?

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The Fraser Institute report smacked U.S.A. down from 8th place a decade ago. Big government policies and a trend to more regulations by Washington, D.C. has dropped America out of the top 10.

The report blasts American policies in regard to freedom: The United States, long considered the standard bearer for economic freedom among large industrial nations, has experienced a substantial decline in economic freedom during the past decade.
WND.COM reports:
The United States has slipped to 18th in the world when it comes to economic freedom, according to an annual ranking of nations issued by the Fraser Institute.
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  • beavith1 Franklin 2012/09/22 19:56:45
    beavith1
    +1
    Dodd Frank, too. zero republican votes. passed via legislative game.

    this failure is ALL democrat.
  • beavith1 Jiorgia 2012/09/22 19:55:13
    beavith1
    Dingy Harry could have gone nuclear anytime.

    they can try and cast blame all they want, but the failure is all theirs.
  • Wyveryx Jiorgia 2012/09/22 21:33:48
    Wyveryx
    There you go....you got it...

    If even the Democrats wouldn't have voted for the bills, why in the hell would republicans? it's because what was probably coming across the table was even more absurd than what was behind closed doors.
  • Franklin Jiorgia 2012/09/22 13:40:32
    Franklin
    +1
    down rave for posting lies - get a bill number and post it or admit that your just a PRO-Al Qaeda loser . Lets talk about how YOU helped make the nation of South Africa what it is today ...are you proud of that ? does murder and rape put a smile on your face ?
  • Jiorgia Franklin 2012/09/22 13:47:51
  • Wyveryx Jiorgia 2012/09/22 21:32:20
    Wyveryx
    "The party of No" ... I like that better than the party of "We're taking your money and giving it to others."

    Seriously, just at the responses below. You can't honestly believe that in two years, not 1 thing that would have improved our economy got passed?
  • Franklin Jiorgia 2012/09/22 13:38:40
    Franklin
    no you are not ! Your rank for equality is 36th and your rank for investors is 14th . while your credit rating is already lower than the USA . Your place in the future is behind most of the third world .
  • Jiorgia Franklin 2012/09/22 13:40:40 (edited)
    Jiorgia
    http://www.heritage.org/index...

    Top 5 Countries

    1 Hong Kong

    2 Singapore

    3 Australia

    4 New Zealand

    5 Switzerland
  • S* 2012/09/22 06:42:07
    Yes, I'm worried
    S*
    +1
    I am worried that Republican policies will put the majority of people into distress, and make things worse.
  • Kenneth Huang 2012/09/22 06:11:27
    No, I'm not worried
    Kenneth Huang
    +2
    By "economic freedom" they mean "the freedom for big banks to rip you off".
  • Franklin Kenneth... 2012/09/22 13:44:24
    Franklin
    and how do they do that ? by asking you to pay back money you barrow ...yea that is a BIG problem , thank god Obama saved us with his great ATM fee bill . I was dying having to pay $1.50 but now that I am paying $3 for the same thing its all great! your an idiot-
  • Dub 2012/09/22 06:03:32
    Yes, I'm worried
    Dub
    +2
    Just another sign of this countries demise. Obama sped it up a lot.
  • thє вlu... Dub 2012/09/22 10:33:04
  • Franklin thє вlu... 2012/09/22 13:45:57
    Franklin
    +1
    what did you hate most about President George W Bush was it the growing GDP , the JOBS he created or was the fact that America was not at risk of being invaded by Muslim Extremists....LOL@libtardation -
  • thє вlu... Franklin 2012/09/22 15:34:11 (edited)
  • Dub thє вlu... 2012/09/22 17:54:53
    Dub
    i don't defend bush either, but bush has been out of office. the one in there now has the power to fix it rather than blame the guy before him. blame gets you no where action does. so i don't care what bush did, hes no longer in power. i didn't support bush either when he was.
  • Wulfdane 2012/09/22 05:50:37 (edited)
    No, I'm not worried
    Wulfdane
    We've been digging this hole we're in long before Obama, Obama is just helping us dig a little faster. I live day by day.
  • exhon2009 2012/09/22 05:34:27
    Yes, I'm worried
    exhon2009
    By some reports we are printing 2/3rds of the money we borrow and putting it in circulation. When those chickens come home to roost it is going to be painful.
  • garyt212 2012/09/22 04:58:47
    Yes, I'm worried
    garyt212
  • InfernalDisaster 2012/09/22 04:46:30 (edited)
    No, I'm not worried
    InfernalDisaster
    +2
    I stopped worrying when I realized our welfare state is entrenched and our economic collapse is all but inevitable. We have become a nation "I", we cannot see beyond our personal desire for immediate gratification and it will be at our own peril. Our belief in liberty and freedom is all but shattered, you only need to look at our laws to see a Constitution that has been torn to shreds and a majority of the population that doesn't give a damn.

    The majority of Americans claim they want the government to be fiscally responsibility and yet these same Americans keep asking the government to do more and more for them, creating even more government dependency. We have fallen into a trap of our own making and no one is willing to make the necessary sacrifices to get out.

    If there is one human constant, humans rarely learn from history and end up repeating the mistakes of the past. It is only when we are at bottom do we finally understand our folly and work for change. Only to forget at some later date and repeat it all over again.

    There is no sense in fearing the future, enjoy what we have now while it lasts and hope for a miracle.
  • skroehr 2012/09/22 04:36:55
    Yes, I'm worried
    skroehr
    Concerned might be a better word. I'm not much of a "worrier".
  • kofp 2012/09/22 04:35:59
    Yes, I'm worried
    kofp
    +1
    End the Federal Reserve and this problem will be solved.
  • MkB 2012/09/22 03:54:29 (edited)
    Yes, I'm worried
    MkB
    +1
    Do You Know the Way to Zimbabwe?
  • Steve King 2012/09/22 03:43:17
    Yes, I'm worried
    Steve King
    +3
    W-w-w-wait...didn't Obama and his minions say that the economy is improving?
  • Franklin Steve King 2012/09/22 13:47:57
    Franklin
    +1
    they sure did , but then again they also said that an attack with heavy weapons in Libya was a peaceful protest LOL
  • Steve King Franklin 2012/09/22 14:26:05
    Steve King
    +1
    Don't forget, spontaneous.
  • mac9 2012/09/22 03:42:50
    Yes, I'm worried
    mac9
    +1
    Obama out.....we have a chance.
  • garyt212 mac9 2012/09/22 05:00:31
  • Dub garyt212 2012/09/22 06:06:03
    Dub
    I'll sign it
  • Dub mac9 2012/09/22 06:07:50
    Dub
    +1
    We don't have a chance. We could have a chance but no one would be will to throw out all our current laws/regulations/welfare system/stop imports/cut off the rest of the world, and go back to our original constitution before the amendments and start again. That's the only way it would work.
  • A Founding Father 2012/09/22 03:38:01
    Yes, I'm worried
    A Founding Father
    +1
    I'm worried when those who control the economy, the Reagan Banks, Billionaires, Wall Street Brokerages, dare to openly offer one of their kind as a candidate for POTUS, and
    then let him declare his contempt for nearly half of our citizens, those not one of these "elite" and powerful groups. Yes, that worries me a lot. The circumstance has all the trappings that a speech by Jefferson Davis might have had in 1860, a declaration that those who own the plantations intend to continue to enslave those who don't.
  • Derbyhat 2012/09/22 03:28:52
    Yes, I'm worried
    Derbyhat
    +1
    I would guess that there are more votes here from the unemployment line from the 94% who prefer hard work, earned pay and the daily grind of self-respect. The 23% are mostly Obama supporters who are obsessed with remaining on welfare and other assistance programs and keeping Obama in his perceived position of Emperor (and without a stitch of clothers, except for a blind media)!
  • Derbyhat Derbyhat 2012/09/24 16:29:35
    Derbyhat
    Lets not forget that Ben Bernanke is printing money to boost Obama's stats. Bernanke's method is akin to legal counterfeiting which gives school children's lunch money worth less each day! This flood of money has the same effect for government as well where soon the entitlement face value of money must double to purchase the same goods. Or do you folks just want government to pay for every aspect of your life, then deny to pay for what really matters?
  • DougE 2012/09/22 03:28:51
    Yes, I'm worried
    DougE
    +1
    what happens when we can no longer afford to spread the wealth around? That's the problem with socialism, eventually you run out of other people's money.
  • bob h. DougE 2012/09/22 04:31:18
    bob h.
    +3
    As soon as politicians no longer remain a commodity. The rich are so rich they simply purchase politicians.
  • DougE bob h. 2012/09/24 15:42:38
    DougE
    Like George Soros you mean? Or the NEA, SEIU, UAW, Bain Capital and Wall-Street who all donate most of thier money to Democrats only to be attacked as 1%ers?
  • DP 2012/09/22 02:38:41
    Yes, I'm worried
    DP
    +3
    Something funny: Canada, the socialist capital of the world placed higher than us. It's not a socialist problem; it's a corrupt government problem.
  • bob h. DP 2012/09/22 04:34:45
    bob h.
    +3
    Sadly, workers in Canada manufacturing American cars, belonging to the same union are paid more. Taking money out of circulation destroys an economy; circulating money improves it.
  • EdVenture bob h. 2012/09/22 10:59:59
    EdVenture
    +1
    Hi Bob, very challenging argument as others fail to grasp that liquidity in the ranks makes the world go around. I'm not sure if many realize that this index includes all aspects and quality of life here and that we were at 39+/- when bush took over, and further that it represents a redistribution of the wealth from 67%, now 85% to the wealthiest in the past 15 years.
  • DougE EdVenture 2012/09/24 15:53:40
    DougE
    +1
    Ed, your stats don't include the entire economic scene. There are many factors that influence them which you fail to take into account. Banks are flush with cash, but with the looming economic collapse we face with QE3 and it's undesireable effects as hyper inflation, the world decline of the dollar, skyrocketing futures, and the attack on our energy infastructure it's only going to get worse. Our credit rating contines to tank as the President plays partisan games with the Senate and refuses to vote on a real budget . We need a real change.

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