Fark. "S&P Ratings Agency to meet with House Republicans to educate them on what a downgrade means. To make sure everyone understands, they are meeting with the Republicans, because they are the only ones who don't farking get it."
It's like special ed for the R side of the aisle.S&P further warned that it wouldn't be sufficient for Congress to simply raise the debt ceiling. Lawmakers must also pass a sizeable 10-year debt-reduction deal to preserve its otherwise sterling AAA rating, S&P said.
And, the agency added, "for any agreement to be credible, we believe it would require support from leaders of both political parties."
House Republicans have stressed repeatedly they won't agree to a debt-reduction package that has any net tax increases in it, while Democrats say taxes must be part of any package.