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Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:01:31 GMT

The United States often portrays itself as a torchbearer for humanity, yet many of the categories in which it leads in the world do not always incite envy.

“America is a complete and total mess,” endoftheamericandream.com reported, adding that the country has so degenerated that it takes more than “just tweaking a few things here and there” to set it on the path to restoration.

“It is time to realize that we will never be able to start fixing our problems until we take a really good look in the mirror and realize just how far we have fallen,” the report added.

The report continues by enumerating 40 “embarrassing” departments in which the Unites States finds itself leading the pack, warning that, “The statistics that you are about to read below are incredibly disturbing.”

01. The United States spends more on the military than the next 12 nations combined and yet the Obama administration is considering plans to unilaterally slash the size of the US nuclear arsenal by up to 80 percent.

02. The United States has the most foreign military bases in the world by far.

03. The United States exports more arms to other countries than anyone else in the world.

04. Every single year, the United States has the largest trade deficit in the world by far.

05. The United States has accumulated the biggest mountain of government debt in the history of the world.

06. According to nationmaster.com , the United States has the most total reported crimes in the world by far.

07. America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a good margin.

08. The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.

09. There is more mortgage debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

10. Americans spend more money on elections than anyone else does in the world by a very wide margin.

11. The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world.

12. There are more car thefts in the United States than anywhere else in the world by far.

13. Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese Mexico is #2.

14. The average American drinks more than 600 sodas a year - the most in the world.

15. The United States produces more pornography than any other nation in the world.

16. The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire globe.

17. US corporations sell more fast food and more soda than anyone else in the world by a wide margin.

18. There is more student loan debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

19. The United States leads the world in credit card fraud .

20. Americans take more prescription drugs than anyone else in the world.

21. More is spent on prescription drug advertising in America than anywhere else in the world.

22. The United States spends more money on government schools than any other nation on earth does.

23. There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.

24. There is more credit card debt in America than anywhere else in the world.

25. Nobody watches more television per week (28hours) than Americans do. Although to be honest, people living in the UK are tied with Americans.

26. The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

27. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world by far.

28. The United States has the highest child abuse death rate in the world.

29. There are more “ deaths by reptile “ in America than anywhere else in the world.

30. The United States has the most lawyers per capita in the entire world.

31. More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in America than anywhere else on earth.

32. US citizens spend more time in school than anyone else in the world. So why are so many of us dumb as a rock?

33. Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do.

34. The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.

35. Nobody has more airport security thugs groping women and children than America does.

36. The United States spends much more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any other nation on the face of the earth.

37. Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.

38. The United States has the most complicated tax system on the entire planet.

39. The US government wastes more money than any other government on earth does.

40. The United States has the most laws on the entire planet.

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