Moody's Mark Zandi: 'We Need to Raise the Debt Ceiling'

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Earlier this morning, credit ratings agency Moody's moved one step closer to downgrading the United States' Aaa rating when it announced the country's credit rating is under review. The move ramps up pressure on the White House and Congress to reach a deal on raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit before August 2.

Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics, explains what will happen if the U.S. loses its Aaa credit rating. He says that lawmakers need to reach a deal and increase the debt threshold in order to avoid worldwide financial calamity.


Mark Zandi

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Sitara Nieves

Comments [1]

Mordecai Christi from Boston

This feels like a roman magistrate. Their skyward-reaching lip's-ends dictate a disconnect from reality any random observer with a sense of their 'purpose in this room' would understand innately.

Jul. 14 2011 09:48 AM

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