NUMBER ONE? 20 Shameful Categories In Which America Leads The World

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Is the United States “number one”?  Many Americans take deep pride in their nation and the truth is that the U.S. has a lot going for it.

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The United States has the largest economy in the world.  The United States also has the most powerful military on the entire planet.  The United States has produced most of the greatest movies that the world has ever seen. 

But the United States is also number one in a lot of categories that are not go great.  If we ever want to turn this country around, we need to be very honest with ourselves. 

We need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and realise that it is not a good thing that we are number one in divorce, drug addiction, debt, obesity, car thefts, murders and total crimes.  We have become a slothful, greedy, decadent nation that is exhibiting signs of advanced decay.  Until we understand just how bad our problems really are, we won’t be able to come up with the solutions that we need.

A lot of people that write articles like this have a deep hatred for America.  But that is not the case with me.  I love the United States.  I love the American people.  America is like an ageing, bloated rock star that has become addicted to a dozen different drugs.  America is a shadow of its former self and it desperately needs to wake up before it plunges into oblivion.

If you do not believe that America is in bad shape, just read the list below.  The following are 20 not so good categories that the United States leads the world in…

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest total prison population on the entire globe

The United States has the highest percentage of obese people in the world

The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin

The United States is tied with the U.K. for the most hours of television watched per person each week

The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet

Source: CBS News

There are more car thefts in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world by far

There are more reported rapes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world

There are more reported murders in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world

Source: AlterNet

There are more total crimes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world

The United States also has more police officers than anywhere else in the world

The United States spends much more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any other nation on the face of the earth

Source: AlterNet

The United States has more people on pharmaceutical drugs than any other country on the planet

Source: Natural News

The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world

Americans have more student loan debt than anyone else in the world

Source: PIMCO

More pornography is created in the United States than anywhere else on the entire globe. 89 per cent is made in the U.S.A. and only 11 per cent is made in the rest of the world

Source: TechCrunch

The U.S. has had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976. Between December 2000 and December 2010, the United States ran a total trade deficit of $6.1 trillion with the rest of the world

Source: WorldNetDaily

The United States spends 7 times more on the military than any other nation on the planet does. In fact, U.S. military spending is greater than the military spending of China, Russia, Japan, India, and the rest of NATO combined

Source: Eurocapital.gr

The United States has far more foreign military bases than any other country does

Source: uruknet.info

The United States has the most complicated tax system in the entire world

The U.S. has accumulated the biggest national debt that the world has ever seen and it is rapidly getting worse. Right now, U.S. government debt is expanding at a rate of $40,000 per second

Source: The Telegraph

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