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U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded After Fed Pumps More Money

U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded After Fed Pumps More Money

A prominent ratings firm downgraded the U.S. Government’s credit rating from “AA” to “AA-” one day after the Federal Reserve announced it would pump more money into the economy by buying more than $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month until the economy improves. 

Ratings firm Egan-Jones said it cut its credit reating on the U.S. government because it felt the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing “would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality” by devaluing the the dollar while doing nothing to “raise the U.S.’s real gross domestic product.”

The ratings firm said the Fed’s action would increase the cost of commodities and reduce consumer purchasing power.

This is the second time this year Egan-Jones downgraded the U.S. government’s credit rating. In April, the ratings firm downgraded America’s credit rating from “AA+” to “AA” and gave the country’s credit a negative outlook. 

The ratings firm’s pessimism then was correct, as Obama has mismanaged the country’s economy like he has its foreign policy, spiraling the country into more debt and potentially taking it over the so-called fiscal cliff that looms after the November elections. 

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