Chatter about US solvency risk

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The world has enough actual issues without tossing in a few contrived ones.

The fact that the ratings agencies will actually do this also testifies negatively to their state of knowledge while there is no threat of solvency, there is a threat of downgrades and secs getting cheaper by a few basis points, as happened in Japan.

And, worse, as the government has the same fears as the ratings agencies that there is risk of counter agenda policy decisions for the wrong reasons.