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Is America still #1? Nobody loves America as much as I do.  But there are a lot of things stacked against us.  That’s not a political statement but based on some stats that were recently released.  One read and hopefully you will ask yourself, how can we turn America around?

1. America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a good margin.

2. There are more car thefts in the United States than anywhere else in the world by far.

3. Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese. Mexico is #2.

4. The average American drinks more than 600 sodas a year-the most in the world.

5. U.S. corporations sell more fast food and more soda than anyone else in the world by a wide margin.

6. Nobody watches more television per week (28 hours) than Americans do. Although to be honest, people living in the UK are tied with us.

7. The United States leads the world in credit card fraud.

8. The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

9. The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.

10. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world by far.

11. There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.

12. The United States has the highest child abuse death rate in the world.

13. There are more ”deaths by reptile” in America than anywhere else in the world.

14. The United States has the most lawyers per capita in the entire world.

15. The United States produces more pornography than any other nation in the world.

16. Americans take more prescription drugs than anyone else in the world.

17. More is spent on prescription drug advertising in America than anywhere else in the world.

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

19. More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in America than anywhere else on earth.

20. The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire globe.

21. There is more credit card debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

22. There is more mortgage debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

23. There is more student loan debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

24. The United States spends more money on government schools than any other nation on earth does.

25. U.S. citizens spend more time in school than anyone else in the world. So why are so many of us dumb as a rock?

26. Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do.

27. The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.

28. According to nationmaster.com, the United States has the most total reported crimes in the world by far.

29. The United States has the most laws on the entire planet.

30. The United States has the most complicated tax system on the entire planet.

And to answer my initial question, yes, in spite of all this, America is still the number one country on Earth.  Let’s just try to work on keeping it that way.

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