Decline and Fall of the U.S.A.?

While conducting someĀ  research to help a client locate a new plant location in the U.S., I came across this:

Census: Near-record level of US counties dying

… roughly 760 of the nation’s 3,142 counties are fading away, stretching from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains.”

… the U.S. population grew by just 9.7 percent since 2000, the lowest decennial rate since the Great Depression.”

This trend may help Canadian companies move into the U.S. to avoid the border clogging security delays, however, this is only a short-term advantage.

If the U.S. does not take decisive action to reduce its deficit, control immigration, reduce taxes so that young couples will have children, and reform its education system, then it will not be long before the U.S.A. enters the ranks of once-great countries like the U.K., Spain, or Portugal.