Canada Becoming More ‘American’ Than America

CanadaFrom John Fund at the National Review:

Since 2003, more than 35 major U.S. companies have moved their headquarters and reincorporated overseas. Rather than rail against such “inversions,” as President Obama does, or call for an economic boycott, as Ohio’s Democratic senator Sherrod Brown does, we should figure out what is driving U.S. companies offshore. Here’s a clue: The U.S. now has the highest corporate tax rate of any industrialized country, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration is “even now looking for ways it can unilaterally raise corporate taxes without going to Congress.”


This year, Canada has a higher per capita household income than the U.S., an unheard-of development that no one saw coming. It ranks eighth in the annual Economic Freedom of the World index ( that the Fraser Institute compiles for over 150 countries, with especially strong marks in property rights and business freedom. By comparison, the U.S. ranks a pathetic 17th and is now categorized as only “mostly free.” “Unfortunately for the United States, we’ve seen overspending, weakening rule of law, and regulatory overkill on the part of the U.S. government, causing its economic freedom score to plummet in recent years,” said Fred McMahon of the Fraser Institute. “This is a stark contrast from 2000, when the U.S. was considered one of the most economically free nations and ranked second globally.”

Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.

I have often remarked in recent years that the American people now blissfully put up with far, far, FAR more taxation and oppression than we rebelled over in 1776. Frankly, we owe King George an apology.

And how did this happen? A combination of Marxist Democrats pushing their corrosive ideology on America…and gutless “Republicans” who are too afraid of their own shadow (not to mention some of them being Democrats-in-Republican-clothing) to stand up to this nonsense and defend the American people.


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • retiredday

    Everyday Americans need to open their eyes, look at what’s going on in the world, smell the roses, smell the coffee, smell something, notice something, be aware of something other than the immediacy of their own self-centeredness. Going from being ranked 2nd to being ranked 17th in property rights and economic freedom in only 14 years is quite an achievement for those who are trying to destroy this country. They seem to be succeeding remarkably.

    Pray for the up-coming mid-term elections. Hopefully it will be the beginning of the pendulum swinging in the right direction. But don’t hold your breath.

  • AC700

    It’s Bad