For a little fun, check out what people have been saying on Twitter about S&P's ratings and predictions throughout history at #StandardAndPoorsThroughoutHistory. My favorite: That is much too big to be a space station, must be a moon. AAA rating for Alderaan #StandardandPoorsthroughoutHistory UPDATE: From Remapping Debate:
Day: August 6, 2011
S and P: Not the Best Judge of Credit-Worthiness
The media and the talking heads will no doubt make a big deal about S&P downgrading the U.S. debt from AAA to AA and threatening to go to A in 6 months. But it's really nonsense. The U.S. it is not possible for a sovereign nation with it's own currency, it's own central bank, and … Continue reading S and P: Not the Best Judge of Credit-Worthiness
U.S. Government Debt Downgraded by S&P. What a Farce. And Non-Issue.
Yesterday after the U.S. markets closed, Standard & Poor's downgraded their credit rating on U.S. government bonds. Previously, the U.S. government had enjoyed for over 70 years the highest possible rating: AAA. Now it is "only" going to be AA+. We should note that the other two major bond-ratings agencies, Moody's and Fitch's still rate … Continue reading U.S. Government Debt Downgraded by S&P. What a Farce. And Non-Issue.