The "End Times: For US Economic Dominance "On a campaign fundraising trip to Chicago, Mr. Obama quipped that under the proposed Republican budget plan, 'we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought -- that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure.' He failed to elaborate on which developing countries he thinks should be models for the United States, but his policies have secured America's status as part of the declining world. ... During the president's trip to India in November 2010, he said that for most of his lifetime, 'the U.S. was such an enormously dominant economic power ... that we always met the rest of the world economically on our terms.' In his view, however, Mr. Obama is overseeing the end times for U.S. economic dominance. Rising economies in China, India, Russia, Brazil and elsewhere will, he says, 'keep America on its toes.' Meanwhile, these same countries just finished a conference in China exploring new ways to put America flat on its back. ... The debt accrued on Mr. Obama's watch is the centerpiece of the forces that are driving the United States to global pauperhood. In 2008, gross public debt was 69 percent of the gross domestic product. This year it will pass 100 percent. Mr. Obama's debt has stifled economic productivity and has driven the country to the point where only 66 percent of men had jobs last year, the lowest figure on record. Were it not for Mr. Obama's drunken-sailor-style spending, facilitated by Democratic supermajorities in both houses of Congress during his first two years, the United States wouldn't be in this fix. Still, the president's answer to economic crisis is to heap on more debt. It's this crippling tax-and-spend Obama creed that's bringing America to the brink of Third World inferiority." --The Washington Times