Friday, August 5, 2011

Obamanomics Takes America Down a Notch ... UPDATE: Full Report from S&P

Read this and weep for your beloved republic:

This is what happens when you put an ignorant, silver-tonged Marxist in charge of the world's largest economy.

This reminds me of one of my earliest posts, which included the picture above (October 29, 2008):
The Obama Equation

Solve this problem:

Democratic President + Democratic Senate + Democratic House of Representatives + Democratic Media = ?
Now we know the answer.

Another flashback:

"It's not that I want to punish your success...I think that when we spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

How's that spreadin' working out for you and your family?

REACTION from the Conservosphere:

Real world Consequences: I was just telling Mr. LC we should re-finance our mortgage to a 15 year mortgage at the lower rates. Now it’s probably too late. Thanks, Obama. ~ The Lonely Conservative


Full Report: United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'AA+' On Political Risks And Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative


• We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United
States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' and affirmed the 'A-1+' short-term

• We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from
CreditWatch negative.

• 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.

• More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness,
stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political
institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic
challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a
negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011.

• Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the
gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us
pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be
able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal
consolidation plan that stabilizes the government's debt dynamics any
time soon.

• The outlook on the long-term rating is negative. We could lower the
long-term rating to 'AA' within the next two years if we see that less
reduction in spending than agreed to, higher interest rates, or new
fiscal pressures during the period result in a higher general government
debt trajectory than we currently assume in our base case

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