Here's some shocking economics for you...

The US ranks #1 among all nations in terms of GDP. The nations that rank #2 and #3 are two countries that the US defeated in WWII and then rebuilt in America's image: Japan (#2) and Germany (#3). Just the difference between the US at #1 and Japan at #2 ($9.4 trillion) is greater than the bottom 158 countries COMBINED. Wow.

The entire article (with sources) can be read here:

http://americanfreedomuniversity.com/blog/?page_id=2