We have been number 1 for only a hundred years or so.....and we did very well before that......even when china was number 1.
Yes... blame it on Obama and continue to kiss the a** of all the businesses in america that have packed up and left just ...... just because they wanted to squeeze more money out of the people for their products..... not because of taxes.....not because of stiffling government regulations.....
All those companies and manufacturers packed up and left the USA for one reason only.... 2 dollar a day labor and no worker safety or benefits.
American businesses want their goods manufactured by as close to slave labor as they can get......
American consumers dont care who makes their goods as long as they think they are getting them cheaper.
You actually are not getting anything any cheaper.... I think all of us are aware of charging what the market will bear.... and clever advertising and americans "gotta have it all costs" attitude puts that price pretty darn high....lol.
China....elbowing us in the side as they race past us....... but how long will their spot at the top last ???
We all drink the koolaid.. Just that some of us prefer different flavors.