Obama’s Policies Could Cause a Second U.S. Credit Downgrade

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Barack Obama became the first president to preside over a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. Now, he may cause a second.

Fitch Ratings has warned the United States it may downgrade the U.S. credit rating in 2013 if the nation does not take steps to balance its exploding national deficit. Without a “credible plan” to cut the deficit, the ratings agency warned in a statement, “the sovereign rating will likely be lowered by the end of 2013.”

“Federal debt will rise in the absence of expenditure and tax reforms that would address the challenges of rising health and social security spending as the population ages.”

Last month Fitch changed the U.S. outlook from “stable” to “negative.” Moody’s Investors Service also warned of a looming downgrade because of the nation’s massive debt load.

In August Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. credit rating from its highest level, AAA, to the next lower rating, AA+. S&P warned this new status could last until at least 2029, even if a perfect plan is implemented — and one is not on the horizon.

Since Fitch promised not to act until 2013, the president will be spared any embarrassing situation on the campaign trail. But even if the nation turns Obama out of office, his policies may cause damage that lasts for a generation — and his Republican successor could be blamed.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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2 Responses to Obama’s Policies Could Cause a Second U.S. Credit Downgrade

  1. viking says:

    It`s all part of the Master plan of obumnut to destroy the country. Destroy a countrys credit and money and the country is toast. Since when does a first lady have a government jet? Another way to waste money. If she wants to go anywherte she can damn well want for omumnut. I guess a Dictator can do anything.

  2. TaterSalad says:

    Barack Obama’s theme song:



    Move over Jimmy Carter, America has now found your replacement!

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