Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, September 10, 2010

America is Number Four! YEAH!!!

Capitalism has never worked!

The land of rugged individualism, rough and tumble capitalism and let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may economics has tumbled from second place to fourth in terms of economic competitiveness. These rankings were compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

(Here’s another link.)

And in case that’s not humiliating enough, the two most competitive economies in the world are Switzerland and Sweden. WHAT???

That’s right — the two most competitive economies in the world were created by limp-wristed Eurosocialist welfare-coddling nanny states. NOOO!!!

This is a Ghost Dancing moment for Free Market types. Or at least it would be, if they weren’t so F#$%in’ stupid and dogmatic.

So, what do all of you “too much government meddling!” “socialism has never worked!” “the invisible hand of the marketplace” buttwads have to say?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in way to look at it, you can say you can have a strong economy and a national health care and pension like Switzerland and Sweden (also realizing we are competing against two countries that have a weak Military)?

And since this started in the last two years is the unspoken phrase is: "It's because of Obama?"

But then the panelist talked in depth about the cure being the Government getting out of business, tax breaks, and less regulation. Sounds like a republican commercial.

But no one said anything about another indicator being a decline a corporate ethics, And whose fault is it that so many banks have failed and still do.

I welcome a healthy debate on this.

I'd also welcome a winning lotto ticket


September 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I see Erik has his retirement plan set up.

The Swiss know that nobody will touch them because they have all those numbered accounts. With a few phone calls they'd have NATO troops defending the country in a New York minute.

September 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

All you America hating libruls, need to love it or leave it or something. Sweden also has the advantage of being one of the happiest countries on earth, they pay for college education, healthcare. Hmm, wonder how I would look with blonde hair, I have the blue eyes and tanned skin already.

I do wonder if we made a cut in our military expenses of a few hundred billion or more, what kind of difference that would make and where would we put that money. I know, I am so crazy wanting to cut that vital department and all, instead of handing out tax cuts to the rich. I should be arrested for thinking these crazy thoughts.

September 10, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

This is COMMANIST propaganda, and you fool no one, Comrade. Go read your damn Manifesto in North Korea. We don't need your kind in Uhmuhricuh!

September 10, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Plus Sweden's got a swanky tradition of quality death metal. We've got boy bands.

September 11, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Lisa G. said...

Dammit JR, you stole my line! It's a communist plot I tell you! It is! For sure!

September 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: A healthy debate? That's sooo last century. I'm personally not into any "ism," whether it's socialism, capitalism or whatever. I was planning on using Castro's statement in this post too, that communism hasn't worked for Cuba. But that would have taken the sarcastic edge out of my post. First things first :)

Demeur: Good point about those secret Swiss bank accounts.

Jess: Tax cuts for the wealthiest vs. infrastructure -- hmmm, tough choice.

JR: OK, I admit it, my goal is to overthrow this great nation and establish a politburo.

Randal: Damn right about Swedish metal bands. Meshuggah totally blows away any American band I can think of.

Lisa G.: There's no stopping us commies. We will bury you.

September 11, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randal Graves

ABBA and Blue Swede (Hooked on a feeling) are also from Sweden, so don't brag too loud!


September 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: And don't forget Ace of Base. But there are some wicked metal bands from Sweden and Norway both. For a wealthy socialist paradise, those 2 countries have some mighty pissed off people.

September 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I ABSOLUTEly love Sweden.

September 11, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: I'll drink to that.

September 12, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

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