April 6, 2012
The United States credit rating was downgraded again yesterday, from AA+ to AA. Egan-Jones, considered the 4th largest credit rating agency, cited growing concern over the public debt.
The company statement read, “Without some structural changes soon, restoring credit quality will become increasingly difficult.” The debt has reached 100% of Gross Domestic Product and the debt is up 24% from 2008 to 2010.
Chances of a U.S. default according to Egan-Jones? 1.2%.