This morning's first news item was the report that the credit rating of the US has been downgraded.
This, no doubt, is due to the recently completed debt ceiling fiasco that we all watched pretty much because nothing else was being discussed.
Are we headed for a double-dip recession? Well, in spite of what you've been hearing, no one knows.
But one thing I do know for sure. Tea Party Republicans would love to see one. Furthermore it is the Tea Party that would have happily watched the US economy go over a cliff had there not been a deal on the debt ceiling.
This group is in my view nothing short of white-collar terrorists. They pose more of a threat than anything else to this country's economic health.
They need to go.