credit downgrade on Townhall

Armstrong Williams - Tue Oct 2

It’s astounding how quickly things can change over four years. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 29

Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 29

Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Sep 16

The U.S. Federal Reserve initiated more economic stimulus. And the very next day the U.S. Government received another debt downgrade. ... more

Leah Barkoukis - Fri Sep 14

Rachel Marsden - Tue Jan 31

The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall against contagion and self-fulfilling liquidity crises." ... more

Brian McNicoll - Fri Sep 2

Somewhere in the files of The Heritage Foundation there is a photo of President Clinton holding up a Heritage report for photographers to see. ... more

Paul Kengor - Wed Aug 24

We have failed to heed the lessons of economic history, with terrible consequences for our economy and country. And the most crucial of those lessons, particularly since the start of LBJ’s Great Society, is this: deficits have been caused not by a lack of income-tax increases but by recession and, most of all, by excessive government spending. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Aug 16

Recall began as a progressive idea around the turn of the 20th Century, when the villains were law makers in the pockets of the “robber barons” who controlled large banks, railroads and oil. Today’s robber baron is the massive government/union axis that sucks money from the private sector and which always –always--wants more. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Mon Aug 15

So, yes, I blame Republicans too, but 180 degrees removed from what the Times suggests. Finally, it is primarily Democrat support for unions and untenable union pensions that is at the heart of the crisis in city, state, and municipal governments. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Aug 11

The debt crisis, chronic high unemployment, the tumbling stock market, the credit downgrade — these are — fairly obviously — symptoms of an economy in distress. We might disagree about the best policy responses. But perhaps we can agree on the worst: Borrow massive amounts of money from the Communists who want to diminish us and transfer that wealth to the jihadis who want to destroy us. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Aug 9

One thing is for sure: It's not in Barack Obama to accept personal responsibility for the consequences of his actions and policies. He still won't own this economy and the exploding spending spiral, reminding us at every turn that our problems are a result of what he "inherited". ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Aug 9

The problem isn't the debt ceiling, but out-of-control spending. The bipartisan compromise increased the government's borrowing limit by nearly a trillion dollars but cut less than $2 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, which hardly makes a dent in the problem. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Aug 9

The decision by Standard & Poor's to strip the United States of its AAA credit rating, for the first time, has triggered a barrage of catcalls against the umpire from the press box and Obamaites. ... more

Marita Noon - Tue Aug 9

Perhaps traders were holding their breath thinking that the President, absent since the announcement, was really going to say something that might stabilize the markets and give confidence to skittish businesses. Instead he begged Congress to do something to create jobs and talked about the taxes. ... more