That was overdue
Finally and it serves the US right, Especially Mr Yes-we-can president Obama.
The USA have lost their highest credit-ranking. It would have been better they would have been downgraded some 3 years ago. But better late than never.
14 Trillion (extended to 16 trillions (official debts) is way beyond any reason. And it's the highest in times of peace. Well maybe the military adventures of the US
do not deserve to be named peace. Anyway there is not declared war but war on terrorism. With all it's "magnificence".
The US should see that debt is the start of the end. And their debt toll is way too much. There should be never any debt for governments. It just means they live without their financial bounds, and they deserve to suffer from it as any other "company". No state does not deserve this special treatement and it just shows among the equal or some "more" equal.
Fortunatly the markets start to realize the mess the states are in. That's really overdue. But again better late than never.
On just can hope that the US will have to pay higher interests also. The current money burning from the FED is also beyond any reason, and it serves them well that the markets realize that they are running the biggest ponzi-scheme ever. I hope the US citiizens vote for Ron Paul in 2012, but well I guess the big "business" firms and military complex of the US will support someone like Obama who gives them access to any purse. Nice to see the reactions of the bureaucrats, "unfair", well no.. "well deserved".
Just can say US citizens you will have choice next year. I'd suggest that you give Obama what he deserves, "go out of our ways". That's the best message I could imagine...