Canada - right direction, America - wrong direction. Via Canada's National Post, here's the key paragraph;
“The key driver of our success versus the U.S.’s success is really size of government,” said Fred McMahon, the Fraser Institute’s vice-president of international policy research. “That’s where Canada, since 1995 has gone up significantly [in ranking] and where the United States has gone down even more significantly.”
That says it all. Obama is not listening, but are Americans? We'll know (almost) soon enough.