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Debt Ceiling

Mass. Among States Targeted By Moody’s For Possible Credit Downgrade

The Massachusetts’ congressional delegation is protesting a warning from a major credit rating agency that they might downgrade the credit ratings of several municipalities in the state. Moody’s Investors Service announced it would review the possible downgrade of U.S. municipalities and other institutions due to the indirect effects of the possible downgrade of federal government bonds because of the ongoing impasse over the federal debt limit. Moody’s has listed 162 local governments in 31 states.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/30/2011

Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Menino & Other Mass. Mayors Urge National Government To Settle Debt Ceiling Crisis

Mayors from across Massachusetts are calling upon national lawmakers to reach a deal in the debt ceiling talks.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/30/2011

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Mass. Braces For Effects Of Possible Default As Debt Ceiling Looms

With time running out, the inaction in Washington, DC is on the minds of people across the country, including here in Massachusetts.


Senator Scott Brown. (File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NightSide – Senator Scott Brown (R- MA) Joins Dan Rea To Talk About The Debt Ceiling

Senator Scott Brown Weighs In On The Debt Debate

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/29/2011

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Soundbytes Of The Week: July 29

Soundbytes of the Week are selected by WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Dave Mager.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Drafts Emergency Plan In Case Of US Government Default

Massachusetts officials are drafting emergency plans to keep paying the state’s bills if the stalemate over the nation’s borrowing limit drags past an Aug. 2 deadline.


Newt Gingrich

NightSide – Dan Rea Welcomes Former Speaker Newt Gingrich to Nightside

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks with NightSide Nation

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/25/2011

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Curious About Dumping Congress

Considering how dysfunctional Congress is, can we declare a vote of no confidence, dissolve the body and start over? – Bon, Sandwich



Harvard Economist: Hitting Debt Ceiling Would Be Painful, Not Devastating

Noted Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman says if a deal on the debt ceiling isn’t reached, the government would have to cut spending by a third and the easiest targets would be Social Security, Medicare and Defense.


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Clock Ticking On Deal To Extend Debt Ceiling

As of August 2, the U.S. Congress loses the power to borrow money.