Announced last week, the Heritage Foundation regrettably downgraded the United States of America to 10th place.
To put in perspective, in 2007, a scant 5 years ago, the United States of America was rated as number 4 in the world, with a rating of 82 on a 100 point scale for freedom. Heritage has since noticed a steady decline however, now placing us at a mere 76.3, placing us below the likes of Ireland.
Much to do with democrat administration is cited as cause for this severe downgrade. In 2007, unemployment was 5.5%, the national debt stood at 8.8 trillion. Today, with an 2011 unemployment rate of 9.6% and a national debt that stands at 102% of GDP, the direction of the country is clearly on the wrong path.