The inauguration of Barack Obama to the presidency is now officially behind us. And the question among many remains, has he destroyed the economy and inched us closer to socialism?
According to a recent poll conducted The Hill, most voters blame Congress for the country’s economic dramas. And no one trusts them to get anything done right to remedy the situation. Also, according to The Hill’s respondents, Obama’s first term was basically what most people expected from him. A total of 39 percent of likely voters said his first four years were worse than expected, compared to just 18 percent who say he exceeded expectations. Forty-one percent of those polled said his first term went as they imaged it to be given the circumstances of the 2008 financial crisis.
Sixty percent told The Hill they do not expect any economic strides during Obama’s second term, compared to just 38 percent who expect to be better off in 2016. (2016? Holy….)
Despite the lingering pessimism about the trajectory of the nation’s economy, The Hill poll offers a silver lining for the POTUS. Everyone blames Congress.
So while we all love to hate DC and blame them for our lackluster economy, consider this…the U.S. stock market outperformed the entire world (as measured by the MSCI World index) last year and is up nearly 70 percent in the last four years. The U.S. auto market, long seen as a dud in the sector, is rebounding here and globally. And the world still loves America, especially our tech toys. We haven’t gone to hell in a handbasket, apparently. And neither have our entrepreneurs, the big and the small.
So after four years of Obama, where are the best places on Earth to conduct business these days? Does the United States rank in the top 10?
According to Grant Thornton management consulting firm, hare are the countries to get the job done.
Monday, 21 January 2013
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