To our great shame, among the 20 major advanced countries America now has

  • the highest poverty rate, both generally and for children;
  • the greatest inequality of incomes;
  • the lowest government spending as a percentage of GDP on social programs for the disadvantaged;
  • the lowest number of paid holiday, annual, and maternity leaves;
  • the lowest score on the United Nations’ index of “material well-being of children”;
  • the worst score on the United Nations’ gender inequality index;
  • the lowest social mobility;
  • the highest public and private expenditure on health care as a portion of GDP, 

yet accompanied by

  • the highest infant mortality rate;
  • prevalence of mental health problems;
  • obesity rate;
  • portion of people going without health care due to cost;
  • low-birth-weight children per capita (except for Japan);
  • consumption of antidepressants per capita;
  1. delakins reblogged this from politicsd00d
  2. politicsd00d reblogged this from wilwheaton
  3. greydistortionhaze reblogged this from senatorkhaleesi and added:
    so much for the Republicans’ “Greatest country in the world” argument… the funny thing is that all of the other 20...
  4. senatorkhaleesi reblogged this from lostdoughnut
  5. lostdoughnut reblogged this from leeniemonster
  6. aquatictherapyperv reblogged this from leeniemonster
  7. leeniemonster reblogged this from wilwheaton
  8. mightynewshoes reblogged this from depechemoses
  9. offinneverneverland reblogged this from wilwheaton
  10. bethfoolery reblogged this from brbshittoavenge
  11. brbshittoavenge reblogged this from carnivaloftherandom
  12. carnivaloftherandom reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    We seriously need to get some perspective. We’re not even CLOSE to being the greatest country in the world by ANY other...
  13. mistakenreality reblogged this from wilwheaton
  14. polarbear1986 reblogged this from applefaerie
  15. vespertinehour reblogged this from wilwheaton
  16. farmpuma reblogged this from wilwheaton
  17. subversivesoapbox reblogged this from wilwheaton
  18. jmswlsn reblogged this from the-worm-that-gnaws-in-the-night and added:
    Unsurprisingly, I’m not shocked.
  19. cornmaiden reblogged this from raspberrypatch
  20. kaletam reblogged this from wilwheaton
  21. kitrona reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me. What would surprise me is if anyone with power actually DID something about any
  22. kungfumamaco reblogged this from wilwheaton
  23. fyrdrakken reblogged this from wilwheaton
  24. johnnyonespur reblogged this from wilwheaton
  25. underpaidgenius reblogged this from wilwheaton
  26. sweeneybird reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    The worst part is that it’s unnecessary and avoidable.
  27. drunkenkurage reblogged this from wilwheaton
  28. alwaysbewoke reblogged this from wilwheaton
  29. elementalmuse reblogged this from wilwheaton
  30. musingsofaraven reblogged this from wilwheaton
  31. soredtherose reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    For Fuck’s sake America. Get your shit together.
  32. professormami reblogged this from wilwheaton
  33. the-worm-that-gnaws-in-the-night reblogged this from wilwheaton
  34. wilwheaton posted this