“You have given up your freedom of choice,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned Americans on Tuesday, as the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal released their latest Index of Economic Freedom.

The Index shows that the United States no longer ranks among the top-ten freest economies in the world. When President Obama took office, the U.S. was number 6th. Now it is 12th.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), speaking at Heritage, said the U.S. slip is no surprise because economic freedom is inversely proportional to the size of government. And ours keeps getting bigger.

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