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Opening Arguments

(Mostly) free at last

Not exactly a trend to be glad about:

The latest index of economic freedom shows America falling fast, being ranked for the first time as "mostly free." We've fallen behind Canada, and it's look out below.

Our accelerating descent into a command-and-control economy with government pulling the strings is taking its toll.

The Heritage Foundation's 2010 index of leading economic indicators shows that the land of the free is only mostly free, falling to eighth in the world from sixth last year, now sandwiched between Canada and Denmark.

Land of the "mostly free"? Not exactly seeing the same thing at twilight's last gleaming as we did at the dawn's early light, are we?


tim zank
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 1:36pm

Yeah, I'm feeling especially "Hopey-N-Changey these days, aren't you?

Bob G.
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 1:45pm

More like Hope-LESS...
And change for change sake (only).

Sorry, can't wrap myself around that...not warm 'n fuzzy enough.

Wed, 02/03/2010 - 2:14pm

If we're less free than Canada, why are we spending nearly twice as much as Canadians on our health care, providing service to fewer people, and have higher infant mortality rates and lower life expectancy?

Bob G.
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 4:35pm

So we can have those Canadians come HERE for "their" health care?
(just a wild guess)

tim zank
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 5:35pm

Bobby, Look who's comin' to town eh? "Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.
CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week."


Wed, 02/03/2010 - 9:18pm

At least you were honest about your figures coming from the Heritage Foundation, an ultra-right group that apparently just invented the "economic freedom index."
You would never accept a "freedom from fascism" score from the ACLU, and neither would I.
Anybody can just make things up.