United States Loses AAA Rating

You knew this was coming.

The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s on Friday in an unprecedented blow to the world’s largest economy in the wake of a political battle that took the country to the brink of default.

S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about the government’s budget deficit and rising debt burden. The action is likely to eventually raise borrowing costs for the American government, companies and consumers.

“The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government’s medium-term debt dynamics,” S&P said in a statement.

The outlook on the new U.S. credit rating is “negative,” S&P said in a statement, indicating another downgrade was possible in the next 12 to 18 months.

The move reflects the deterioration in the global economic standing of the United States, which has had a AAA credit rating from S&P since 1941, and it could have implications for the U.S. dollar’s reserve currency status.

“The global system must now adjust to the many implications and uncertainties of the once-unthinkable loss of America’s AAA,” said Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co which oversees $1.2 trillion in assets.

The outlook on the new U.S. credit rating is “negative,” S&P said in a statement, indicating another downgrade was possible in the next 12 to 18 months.

We are now on par with former communist countries.

This whole disaster could have been avoided years ago if the federal government stopped wasting tax money on pork barrel projects, foreign aid, outrageous entitlements, and more recently, the socialist bailouts, takeover of banks and  2/3rds of the auto industry, and ObamaCare.

Any country that borrows, spends, and wastes revenue the way ours does, doesn’t deserve a high rating.



6 thoughts on “United States Loses AAA Rating”

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  3. Not Surprising

    You neglected to mention the Billions and Billions flushed down the black hole of war waged around the world. Wars started on false pretenses by the Bush thugs and continued and expanded by this Presidency.

    1. It’s “not surprising” a troll like you would show up.
      WMDs were found in Iraq, along with proof that Saddam was going to continue his WMD program regardless of the UN resolutions and inspectors.

      Obama and his merry band of DemLeft myrmidons are some of the biggest thugs in history.

      Not to mention his gunrunning project to Mexican thugs:

      The stimulus cost more than both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined:

      Bush did what he had to do to to strike back against Islamic terrorists and keep this country safe during the remainder of his tenure. He did a damned good job.
      Last I checked, the Al Qaeda muslim terrorists started this war on 9/11. Terrorists are bred, trained, indoctrinated, funded, and supported across the Middle East. They manufacture jihadists like god damned assembly line parts. This war ain’t over by a long shot.

      Personally, I’d have neutron-bombed 3/4ths of the Middle East to zero population on 9/12. But. I’m a former Soldier, not a politician.

      Do yourself a favor and don’t bring hackneyed MoveOn talking points to a political debate.

      SFC MAC

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