The Denver Post provides the facts:
U.S. falls two spots, to seventh, on global competitiveness
Posted: 09/06/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT
September 6, 2012 8:38 AM GMTUpdated: 09/06/2012 02:38:56 AM MDTBy Pan Pylas
The Associated Press
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 this year has dropped two places, to seventh. 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.”
Dropped two places to seventh. Last year Obama dropped us to fifth. Hey, wonder when we were last number one? Let’s see what an article talking about our slipping to fifth place back in 2011 says about that:
Global competitiveness ranking: US falls to fifth spot
The U.S. fell to fifth place in a global economic competitiveness ranking.
News Desk September 7, 2011 14:01
The United States fell to fifth place in a global ranking of the world’s most competitive economies.
The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that the United States fell in the survey due to its massive deficits and declining public faith in the government and political leaders, the Associated Press reports. The rankings are based on economic data and a survey of 15,000 business executives, it states.
The top spot went to Switzerland, which has held the number one ranking for three straight years.
The ranking by the Geneva-based forum put Singapore at second, Sweden at third and Finland at fourth. The United States had been in the number one spot in 2008 but has fallen for three consecutive years.
The rankings incorporated factors such as factors a nation’s infrastructure, technological readiness and business sophistication, the Los Angeles Times reports
Ah, yes, it was under the completely failed policies of the evil Bush. Damn him and his 5.26% average unemployment rate and his #1 ranking in global economic competitiveness! I’d rather have a completely failed Marxist like Obama any day of the week. Wouldn’t YOU? I mean, if you want America to collapse under the weight of its own debt and failure, Obama is THE MAN.
The Gateway Pundit has the title that every newspaper in America ought to have:
Thanks Barack… US Drops to 7th Place on Global Competitiveness Index Due to Historic Debt and Deficits
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 10, 2012, 1:24 PM
We’re Number 7!
The United States dropped in the Global Competitiveness Index ranking for the fourth year in a row because of exploding debt and deficits.
The United States just dropped to seventh place on the World Economic Forum’s newly released Global Competitiveness Index.
iStock Analyst reported:
The U.S. dropped to No. 7 on the World Economic Forum’s newly released 2012 Global Competitiveness Index report. Switzerland retained its top position as the most competitive nation, followed by Singapore, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
Asian countries continue to be among the most competitive—and many are gaining strength. Among the top 20, five are from Asia. Compared to last year’s ranking, Singapore retains its No. 2 spot, Hong Kong gained two positions, Taiwan remains No. 13, Korea advanced five spots and Japan dropped one position.
One year ago this week the US was downgraded for the first time by Standard and Poors.
The Obama deficit just topped a trillion dollars for the fourth year in a row with a month left in the fiscal year.
You can keep listening to demon-possessed Democrats and buy their Bush hatred, or you can finally hold this utterly failed president responsible for his completely failed policies.