America About To Lose Its Fancy Credit Card
Because of many reasons including "the nation cannot even agree to print more money," the United States is in danger of losing its fancy AAA credit rating from Moody's, the investing service that decides what countries and businesses have good credit. (Moody's failed to predict the housing collapse and current financial meltdown, so who knows why we are listening to them today.)
Moody’s Investors Service raised the pressure on U.S. lawmakers to increase the government’s $14.3 trillion debt limit by placing the nation’s credit rating under review for a downgrade.
The U.S., rated Aaa since 1917, was put on review for the first time since 1996 on concern the debt threshold won’t be raised in time to prevent a missed interest or principal payment on outstanding bonds and notes, even though the risk remains low.
This is so serious, you guys! Barack Obama is even going to make the Republicans in Congress do a gay sleepover with him at Camp David, so everybody can act serious! [Bloomberg]