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Remember how crooked accountants like Arthur Anderson helped create the Enron disaster? Well the credit rating oligopoly of the Big Three (Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s) is ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 98 comments on Sat May 08, 2010 at 12:22 PM PDT with 349 Recommends
On April 7, 2009—less than three months after Barack Obama first took the oath of office—the Daily Show 's Jon Stewart perfectly summed up the red-hot, right-wing rage that hasn't cooled since.
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 116 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 03:15 PM PDT with 207 Recommends
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT with 113 Recommends
When it rains, it pours on poor Sam Brownback. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/brownback-s-tax-cuts-prompt-s-p-to-reduce-kansas-s-credit-rating.html Kansas’s credit rating was reduced by ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 11:34 AM PDT with 92 Recommends
Paul Krugman, on ABC's This Week, calls out the Republican's Debt-Limit hostage-taking tactics for the dangerous, illegitimate strategy, that it is. That the R's dare to call it "governing" -- when ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:10 AM PST with 66 Recommends
Read My Lips: No New Taxes by Grover G. Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform. Op-Ed Contributor, nytimes....
by jamess
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 09:44 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
The Senate Banking Committee, chaired by Chris Dodd, held a Hearing this week, on what to do about "bottomless pit" otherwise known as AIG. With the latest $30B "investment" in AIG, the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2009 at 06:01 PM PST with 40 Recommends
That's the quote by John Boehner to CBS News this past week. "I Got 98% Of What I Wanted. I'm Happy." It's at the 1:02 mark in the video:
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 09:01 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
From The Last Word:
by icebergslim
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 07:49 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
With all the discussion of the current deficit crisis and whether or not we'll be defaulting on our debt, as well as the side discussion about losing our AAA credit rating, I thought it may be ...
by fcvaguy
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 08:41 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Among the things we learned during this week's debt ceiling debacle is that Republicans in general and their Tea Party hardliners ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 11:17 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
During the tense final days leading up to the deal to avoid the so-called " fiscal cliff ," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had some sharp words for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 04:40 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Credit rating declines due to home foreclosures or short sales are not as dramatic as commonly reported. More important, consumers' damaged credit ratings are rebounding most of the way to their ...
by Nicholas Carroll
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:16 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Oh that's just pathetic: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/05/5005155/kansas-gov-sam-brownback-calls....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 09:00 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Some bad news out of Pennsylvania today: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/moody-s-downgrades-pennsylvania-on-pensions-budget/article_7c135540-1111-11e4-9937-001a4bcf6878....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 07:28 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
When did the credit score become the most important number in our lives? It seems to have begun in 2003, when the ...
by BigBadbiz
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:25 AM PST with 22 Recommends
When I got sober the last thing in the world that occurred to me was my credit rating. But as time passed, as the fog cleared, and as I began to take stock in my financial future the temptation to ...
by Detroit Mark
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 03:29 PM PST with 22 Recommends
This happened over the weekend, but was not covered at Daily Kos yet. Remember S&P, that agency that - like its cronies - handed out AAA ratings to junk side-bets on subprime loans? Then last month ...
by Assaf
Comment Count 81 comments on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 06:45 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
In recent weeks, a growing consensus of economists, analysts and political leaders has called for an end to U.S. fiscal austerity . Even as the influential ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Rupert Murdoch has made News Corporation into a viral pathogen that threatens the organs of democracy wherever it spreads, regardless of where it gains a foothold. News of more big problems for ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 05:38 PM PDT with 16 Recommends