If S&P Downgrades America's Credit Rating, Which Political Party Will Americans Blame

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If S&P Downgrades America's Credit Rating, Which Political Party Will Americans Blame

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  1. Mustang
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    I won't go into the long history. Just recent history.

    Conservatives were warned. But did they listen? Do they ever listen?

    No, THEY knew best. They just HAD to take the whole debt ceiling vote right to the brink, didn't they?

    If this credit downgrade happens, It will be interesting to see how both the public and the GOP reacts to the news.


     
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    What part of:
    1. The projected SIZE of the Debt is the problem, not the attempts to reduce it
    2. The ratings agencies wanted at LEAST $4-trillion cut from the Budget to keep the AAA
    3. There is no other currency anywhere near the size and quality of the US, so it won't be downgraded below investment grade
    4. Medicare will be bankrupt in 2017, so unless entitlements are cut, the US economy collapses
    5. If a downgrade happens it can be undone with fiscal sanity

    The best way out of this mess is to grow out of it. However, the stock market is a rigged game. The short-sellers just take everyone's 401K investments that would grow the economy. I want the GOP/DEMs to eliminate short-sales and derivatives. Only options are to BUY a stock or to SELL a stock you own. The feeding frenzy in the stock market by Hedge Funds needs to stop or no one will buy any stock, and the system collapses.
     
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    Democrats, they hold most (by far) the most power and have had 4 full years in Congress to turn things around. If this all happened 3 years ago prolly the Republicans. Well, no we are near 5 years of Dems in the vast Majority of power.
     
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    they didn't take squat anywhere, this was all part of the plan , the plan in which harry and obama had a hand. if they had started negotiating back in april as part of the 2011 budget deal? Or back in Nov. before the change over of the House?

    I am in no way excusing the reps. but saying they own this is BS.
     
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    BOTH parties are full of Wall Street whores who make loop-holes for billionaires and screw the working class and retirees.
     
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    Poll results will be skewed by the board population being predominantly neocon.
     
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    I'm a neocon and I just voted GOP. IMHO the Dubya-Bush admin was horrid. It was not a conservative admin. It was a compassionate Liberal admin.
     
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    Obamanomics works!
     
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    You wouldn't know a neocon if it was crawling up your ass.
     
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    Who has been in charge?

    Great liberal minds are hard at work
    thinking on how to blame this on Bush

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