Time to Wake Up America!

I grew up thinking that America was the greatest country in the world.  In many ways it is.  However, a recent report from the Census bureau shows that we are not even in the top 15% of countries when it comes to life expectancy.

We are now 42nd in the world with a life expectancy of 77.9 for someone born ini 2004.  Compare that to the number one country, Andorra at 83.5, Japan at 82.0 or Australia, Sweden and Switzerland at 80.3  Even a middle eastern (nows there is a safe part of the world!) country like Jordan beats us.  Let's see, no universal health care, guns everywhere, dangerous big SUVs and trucks, obesity, lack of exercise and a stress oriented culture to name just a few reasons.  What do you think?