‘Make America First Again’: 5 ways the US leads world you probably won't hear at #RNCinCLE
1) Incarceration Rates
The US leads developed nations in sending people to prison. In October 2013 the International Centre for Prison Studies reported that America had the highest prison population rate in the world - 716 per 100,000 of the national population.
#MakeAmericaFirstAgain in something other than prisons and military spending. How about lowest poverty and most social assistance?— InFlHell (@InFlHell) July 20, 2016
DC, Louisiana, and Georgia in a class of their own when it comes to incarceration rates: pic.twitter.com/SQY6n2Ry21— Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) July 11, 2016
2) Military Spending
The US surpasses all other nations in terms of military spending, making up 37 percent of the world’s military budgets in 2015.
The US spent a whopping $596 billion on the armed forces last year, more than the next seven countries combined.
3) Gun Violence
The US has established a league of its own in terms of gun violence, with other western countries paling in comparison.
Homicides totalled 11,961 in 2014, according to the FBI. This rose by nearly 17 percent in 2015, according to a Wonkblog analysis of preliminary crime data, reported by The Washington Post. This is the biggest annual deterioration since 1990.
Make America First Again ?— M. H Arsalai (@ArsalaiH) July 20, 2016
1st in incarceration
1st in military spending
1st in child poverty in developed world
1st in gun related deaths
4) Police Killings of citizens
US police kill more people in days then other countries do in years. An analysis by The Guardian’s police killing tracker ‘The Counted’ compared its rates to a range of countries and found a huge disparity.
The spotlight has again turned to the high numbers of African-American men shot dead by US police after the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile earlier this month. Widespread protests by the Black Lives Matter movement have taken place in recent weeks.
Police killed at least 346 black people in the US last year and 160 this year, according to Mapping Police Violence.
Make America Safe Again For White People— liz bot (@lovelymofo) July 20, 2016
Make America Work Again For White People
Make America First Again For White People
5) Healthcare Inequality
A study carried out at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance in 2009 found that nearly 45,000 deaths annually in the US are associated with a lack of health insurance. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, noted that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts.
The US has been ranked as having the most expensive healthcare system in the world with the poorest outcomes for patients. It has consistently been noted as the worst performing by the Commonwealth Fund, which compares health systems internationally on quality of care, access to doctors and equity throughout the country.
#MakeAmericaFirstAgain ? Hopefully means in education, healthcare, and tolerance. But I think they mean sexism, bigotry, and separatism.— Sonia Apodaca-Harms (@InHarmsWay) July 20, 2016
Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump will be among the speakers discussing how to ‘Make America First Again’.
The previous day’s convention discussions have focused on making America work again and making America safe again.
Make America First Again. Was America not first this whole time? pic.twitter.com/uEBw3HhL7i— Shanna4 (@CrunkShanna4) July 20, 2016
Since "Make America First Again" is trending:— Matt Slane (@static_int_husp) July 20, 2016
Embarrassing: The U.S. Is Ranked 182nd In The World Alphabetically https://t.co/1kwKuCwGt0
Some online users pointed out that the slogan was ill-advised given that it echoes the name of the isolationist, anti-Semitic national organization, America First, that urged the United States to appease Adolf Hitler.
Tonight's GOP theme: Make America First Again. Last time "America First" was a theme, it was by isolationist Hitler appeasers before WWII— JoeSentMe.com (@joesentme) July 20, 2016
If "Make America First Again" sounds familiar, you may be recalling the last big "America First" campaign, 1940-41: https://t.co/3A5WFEvhmu— John Mark Ockerbloom (@JMarkOckerbloom) July 20, 2016
RT asks our readers what should be done to make America first.