By John W. Lillpop
While Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, in lock-step with the leftist media, may believe that having 23 million Americans either unemployed or underemployed is acceptable and a sign of progress, reality suggests otherwise.
The bitter, brutal truth: The United States no longer ranks among the world's 10 most prosperous nations, the latest annual report from a prominent think-tank has found.
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The sixth annual Legatum Prosperity Index was released by the Legatum Institute, part of the Legatum Group, a Dubai-based private investment company founded by New Zealand billionaire Christopher Chandler.
The United States fell two places from 10th to 12th on this year's index. The U.S. scored 20th in economy, 12th in entrepreneurship and opportunity, 10th in governance, 5th in education, 2nd in health, 27th in safety and security, 14th in personal freedom and 10th in social capital.
The index evaluates and ranks 144 nations in eight categories: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital.
According to the index, the world's 10 most prosperous nations are: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland.
The report found that fewer Americans believe that hard work leads to success. Americans reported less respect for government and much lower than average confidence in financial institutions. The U.S. also reported higher business start-up costs and lower exports of high-tech products.
The report called America's slip in the rankings "unprecedented" and said that the "American Dream" was in "jeopardy."
Voters must fire Barack Obama to regain the American Dream! Its that simple!