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Britain´s credit rating downgraded
American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/23/2013 2:13:22 PM

A failure of the govenment to deal with the debt burden. Sound familiar? Telegraph: Moody´s announced on Friday night that it had cut the Government´s bond rating one notch from ´Aaa´ - the highest possible level - to ´Aa1´. He also took comfort that Moody´s noted that "the UK´s creditworthiness remains extremely high" thanks in part to a "strong track record of fiscal consolidation". The move is a significant setback for Chancellor George Osborne, who has faced criticism that his strategy for dealing with UK´s huge debt burden is failing to deliver.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tedward, 2/23/2013 6:56:48 PM     (No. 9192835)

Yet another example of the failed Socialist Utopia that Obama is cramming down our throats ~ GAG !!!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/24/2013 6:03:42 AM     (No. 9193096)

GB needs to get out of the EU before it´s too late. A great preponderance of all its financial troubles stem from the EU.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/24/2013 9:43:50 AM     (No. 9193373)

Don´t forget the US lost its triple-A rating last year:

"United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P"

August 6, 2011
Reuters.com

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