Is Standard and Poor Blaming the Teaparty for credit Downgrade ?

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    We lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the
    prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related
    fiscal policy debate indicate that further near-term progress containing the
    growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an
    agreement on raising revenues is less likely than we previously assumed and
    will remain a contentious and fitful process. - S&P Analysis


    Ahh it wont allow me to link to the standard and poors site that has the entire article because I dont have 15 posts as of yet :{ Above is an actual excerpt.
     
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    Yes.

    The one group that wanted a balanced budget and has held miniscule power for almost two years is at fault.

    If we balance the budget the "terrorist" have won! Didn't you get the memo?
     
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    What a friggen joke. and you useful sheep spread it along happily for YOUR MASTERS.

    You should be ashamed, but we know you aren't.

    The fault LIES WITH the Democrats and Republicans, the Tea party is NOT EVEN IN A Majority, remember you all told us that over and over... and this greedy ass Government.
     
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    The major part of the analysis from S & P focused largely on spending issues, particularly entitlements. Basically, it mirrors what the Tea Party has said are the big issues with government spending. This was practically an endorsement of Tea Party policy.
     
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    I don't have your problem regarding posts:

    S & P statement on U.S. debt downgrade - CBS News

    Those are CBS bullets, the full text follows. I'll only give what I think has been missing from the bullets and from the board discussions:

    in other words, most of the West is in process of reversing prior behavior, while the US is copying what has failed.

     
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    Good work Annie, of course we don't EXPECT any honesty or honor amongst the left.

    Anything for them to keep their NANNY MASTERS in Power. Even Lying. And blaming EVERYBODY ELSE but their Democrat sugar daddies.
     
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    ONLY if you completely ignore the salient part of what you posted...that being "progress containing the
    growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an
    agreement on raising revenues is less likely
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    The problem is as it has always been for the rating agencies....Washington's unwillingness to deal with our DEBT and SPENDING in a realistic way!

    The Tea Party is the only reason we are even having the conversation.......
     
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    No, its not just the Tea Party, though they are part of it. It is because of the intractability of the entire political process, of which the Tea Party are a part.

    S&P downgraded us because of politics, not because of economics. They aren't saying we can't pay or make sacrifices. They are saying we aren't willing to pay or make sacrifices.
     
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    If Congress had simply adopted Ryan's budget we would not be having this conversation. So the issue is Democratic recalcitrance, not the Tea Party.
     
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    The Tea Party (Representatives) have been in office FOR SEVEN MONTHS. If not for them the Obama and Democrats would of WALKED all over the Republicans and they would of CAVED like they normally do and DID. and see where it GOT US. I am sick with the Republican party yet you on the left are finding BLAME with EVERYONE else and find NOT A SHRED of BLAME with your saintly Democrats and Obama. It is rather sickening to watch. shame shame shame
     
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    The tea party is not a party, it's a philosophy. When Paul Ryan was elected, there wasn't a 'Tea Party.'

    Paul Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Indeed, he proceeded GW, not just the tea party.

    When Ryan submitted his plan which was DOA, I thought and posted, that at least he was beginning a conversation that could lead somewhere to a compromise. Obama and others ignored it, just like they did the Bowles-Simpson committee plan, for they wanted to spend, not contract. Obama thought he could just get his 'clean bill' if he waited, not considering the political capital spent with no budgets and rising unemployment coupled with inflationary pressures on oil and food.
     
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    Yeah, REMEMBER when they told us the TEA PARTY was INSIGNIFICANT.

    NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN, EVERY FUCKING THING WRONG IS THEIR FAULT.

    you have to laugh and shake your head with the sheepish like usefulness and pure IGNORANCE of the Democrat voters.

    This is why we are HERE TODAY. fine job. you all should BE PROUD.
     
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    I love it. The blame is on the Tea Party? The only ones demanding responsible fiscal policy, massive government spending cuts and program elimination and a return to sensible tax policies are to blame? On the other hand we have the entrenched elitist party structures of both parties, and a blithering economic illiterate white house spending like soulless dilettante speed freak school girls with no concept of cost and daddy's credit cards at a mall that's open 24 hours buying more than a convoy of semis could haul.

    Who's the ones responsible again?
     
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    You mean the same group that did not complain about Bush spending?

    Partisan politics not real morals and such.
     
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    It's fun looking back on Pelosi's statements. They were such utter bullshit and appear obviously so now.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P44q7Jt68DA]&#x202a;Pelosi on Tea Parties: "We Call it Astroturf"&#x202c;&rlm; - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The treasonous Tea Party will do whatever it takes to destroy America.
     
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    You mean the same group that didn't exist during it's presidency and started after TARP and the Bailouts were created?

    How about a little fire, Scarecrow?
     
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    Treason? You of course have evidence of high crimes, misdemeanors and aid and comfort to the enemy, right?

    I can't wait to see what pops out of your ass on this one.
     
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    True. We could straiten out the whole mess by cutting spending, increasing revenue, or a combination of the two. We choice to do none of the above.
     

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