Standard and Poor’s US Downgrade Shock Doctrine; Lather, Rinse, Repeat

By: Saturday September 17, 2011 10:10 am

The ratings agency Standard and Poor’s is threatening another downgrade of the United States credit rating if the Super Committee doesn’t get results.

 

Standard and Poor’s Should Not Be Able to Play Kingmaker in the 2012 Election

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 9:28 am

No private entity should have the power to bring down a president with an arbitrary and unjustifiable wave of the hand. No company should be able to line up a nation’s assets and orchestrate a fire sale on behalf of Wall Street, and then give them a private showing about what’s in store. They should not have the right demand cuts that destroy critical social safety net programs that the public overwhelmingly supports like Social Security and Medicare, and they most certainly should not be able to crown a new king as they implement Wall Street’s shock doctrine vision for the future.

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