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America Downgraded! – Cal Thomas – Townhall Conservative

08/09/2011

My father was a product of the Great Depression and World War II. Like so many others of his generation, he, like his parents before him, knew how to “do without.”

When he told us, “we can’t afford it,” that did not mean our family was deprived of material things we deserved, instead it marked a boundary not to be crossed because on the other side, waiting to greet us, were the twin demons of bad credit and financial ruin. “Always pay the bank,” was my father’s sound advice. And so I have, which is why my credit score remains high.

Not so with the United States government. Under both parties, but especially free-spending Democrats, the greatest nation on Earth has seen its credit rating downgraded from AAA to AA-plus, putting us on the same level as Belgium and New Zealand.

This would be shameful if America had any shame left. In our race to give everyone what they want, politicians have failed miserably to give us what we need.

Read More at Townhall.

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