You see a lot of people on the left waving this around, but the minute you look at it objectively, the whole thing falls apart. Supposedly, America has dropped to the 8th “best” country and it’s all Trump’s fault. Never mind that under Obama, it fell from 4th to 7th place, that’s not important, this is just one more reason for the liberal lunatics to scream about Trump!
But the whole survey is pointless to begin with. What are the criteria? Purely liberal taking points of course! So let’s take a look and see why this whole thing means nothing when it’s the left making the rules.
If you ask a liberal why we’re so low, and this is out of 197 countries mind you, they will spit out things like universal health care and minimum wages. In other words, liberal talking points. The whole survey is just that, a survey, personal opinions by a reported 21,000 people world wide. But is subjective opinion a worthwhile way to determine who is best? I think not. Let’s look at some of these points.
Adventure. So the hell what? I mean honestly, the U.S. has one of the top tourism industries on the planet, more people want to come here (and honestly, stay here illegally far too often) than pretty much anywhere else. Pointless category.
Citizenship. I find it funny how they define this. “Cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power.” In other words, the whole of the liberal playbook. Sorry, liberalism sucks. That invalidates the whole survey right there.
Cultural Influence. Considering the whole world wants to be like us, I find it hard to believe that we didn’t get this one.
Entrepreneurship. Now I’ll be the first one to agree that this is a major problem. We need to stop sending jobs overseas. Still, the vast majority of new technologies come from America. I’m sure a lot of it comes from even more liberal buzzwords in the description like “well-developed legal framework”. Define that for me. Oh, you mean liberal? Joy!
Heritage. Sure, tell me how many “cultural attractions” Sweden has? Bias, bias, bias.
Movers. The definition of this is “different, distinctive, dynamic, unique”. What does that even mean? If you mean movers and shakers, we’ve got that won too. How many people tune in to talks by non-American CEOs? Not that many.
Open for Business. The definition here is “bureaucratic, cheap manufacturing costs, corrupt, favorable tax environment, transparent government practices”. In other words, it’s built to favor third world countries where you can live on a dime.
Power. The U.S. is #1. Nobody can even come close. Politically, militarily and financially, we are the top of the heap. I’m sure this counted against us.
Quality of Life. Again, filled to the brim with liberal buzzwords. “A good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system”. The job market here is fine, it’s certainly better than under Obama. It’s affordable for people who work hard, again, this isn’t liberal-land and we don’t want it to be. Then you start putting things in like “income equality” which is pure liberal lunacy, “safe”, which we certainly are, but they still mention gun deaths in the description and “well-developed public health system” meaning socialized medicine. These people are blatant socialists, which gets absolutely no respect from me whatsoever.
Whether these liberal idiots like it or not, this is the country everyone wants to come to. This is the country most people want to live in. But because we’re not some leftist utopia, they still hate us because hating success without their socialist methodology is very, very wrong as far as they’re concerned. And when you make the rules for the survey, you can get the survey to say whatever you want. The actual, demonstrable results tell a different story though. That’s all that really matters.