Ratings agencies...those same guys that rated all that junk mortgage crisis **** as AAA and nearly collapsed the global economy. Yeah, those guys.
What's worse, Italy that has government raid their ratings agencies when they don't play ball, or the U.S. ratings agencies that appear to throw darts at boards, and try curry favor with a political statement.
About damned time a minority has its views front and center in the otherwise routine mismanagement the two party system results in. Obama wanted changed, he got it, although not of his own doing. Granted, it's a terrible time to have to bite the bullet, but apparently thats what it takes, no? Scapegoat them all you want, that's what a third part is designed for via 2 party dominance. Let the third party bear the bad news, we'll moan and groan and blame the messenger, we'll get spending under control, then flush the third party leaving dems/repubs in their status quo of power. Spending cuts during a recession, should be a rough ride. Then again, control spending before it gets that way is the only practical answer.