Saturday, August 06, 2011

Standard and Poor's blames all of Washington - The Oval - USATODAY.com

Standard and Poor's blames all of Washington - The Oval - USATODAY.com

From Standard and Poor's report:

-- 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.


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