Monday, January 15, 2007
Good ole US of A # 1! The good and bad.
Lead the world in weapons sale. We have 460,000 troops serving abroad. More nuclear weapons. OK, forget the war stuff, we have the most internet users than anyone in the world at 205,327,000. We have 371 Billionaires. Consume more energy. Largest gross domestic product at 13.3 Trillion dollars and the largest gold reserves at 158 Billion. No wonder that we rank first in access to clean water and sanitation facilities. ............But does it stand to reason that that we spend more money per year per person at $5,700 on health care?............Then why do 43 countries have more doctors per capita then us? Why do 33 countries have less infant deaths? Why is male life expectancy longer in 27 other countries? And 29 countries are better than ours for women life expectancy?......And on social issues, why is it that we have the highest per capita rate of people behind bars in prison. And why do 71 countries have more females running their governments? How is it we spend so much money on election campaigns when we rank 139th out of 172 nations of eligible voters who actually vote? We need to do better. Check out these stats and more Jan. 16th in the PARADE Magazine Is America Still No. 1?