Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Going Down Even More

Yet another sign of our emerging status as a third rate fascist hell hole. I noted in another post our grim decline in comparison to other nations, so add this statistic to our disgraceful resume.
Notice who's occupied client states are second and third from the basement.

U.S. slips to historic low in global corruption index

"(Reuters) - The United States has dropped out of the "top 20" in a global league table of least corrupt nations, tarnished by financial scandals and the influence of money in politics, Transparency International said on Tuesday.

Somalia was judged the most corrupt country, followed by Myanmar and Afghanistan at joint second-worst and then by Iraq, in the Berlin-based watchdog TI's annual corruption perceptions index (CPI).

The United States fell to 22nd from 19th last year, with its CPI score dropping to 7.1 from 7.5 in the 178-nation index, which is based on independent surveys on corruption.

This was the lowest score awarded to the United States in the index's 15-year history and also the first time it had fallen out of the top 20."


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