They said today that if we don't find a way to substantially fix our national debt/deficits that another downgrade could happen in 6-18 months. I believe they said they expected to see at least a 4 trillion spending cut and were unsatisfied with the deal that was done. Maybe this is what we need to spur both sides to work together. The GOP needs to give some ground on revenues and the Dems need to give some ground on entitlements. Don't know that eiher side is willing to budge though. The next election could be a very important referendum on what we're going to do.