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Friday, September 14, 2012

Feds QE Decision Cited By Egan-Jones For Credit Rating Drop To AA-

By Susan Duclos


Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to "AA-" from "AA," citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country's credit quality.

 The Fed on Thursday said it would pump $40 billion into the U.S. economy each month until it saw a sustained upturn in the weak jobs market. (Read more: Fed's 'QE Infinity' — Four Things That Could Go Wrong)

In its downgrade, the firm said that issuing more currency and depressing interest rates through purchasing mortgage-backed securities does little to raise the U.S.'s real gross domestic product, but reduces the value of the dollar. 

In turn, this increases the cost of commodities, which will pressure the profitability of businesses and increase the costs of consumers thereby reducing consumer purchasing power, the firm said.
In April, Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. credit rating to "AA" from "AA+" with a negative watch, citing a lack of progress in cutting the mounting federal debt.

Obama- A Failed President.

Printing more money we simply cannot back up to help artifically stimulate the economy did not work the times the Feds did it previously and will not work now.

The only thing the QE will do, is give the illusion, temporarily, that things are getting better, to give Obama a better chance at reelection.