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World Reacts To Debt Debacle: "Irresponsible,' "Worst Kind Of Absurd Theatrics,' US Politicians A "Laughing Stock

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As the US inches closer to defaulting on its debts for the first time in history, criticism of Congress is starting to come from beyond our own borders. From France and Germany to China and India, countries around the world are angry that American politicians play with the possibility of a US default like a yo-yo with little regard for the international economic system that depends on American solvency. Senior Chinese officials' frustrations are growing louder and louder. Morgan Staley Asia said senior Chinese officials think the debt ceiling debate in the US is 'truly shocking.' China: US government's continued recklessness is astonishing.' And newspapers around the world are voicing similar exasperation and discontent. French Le Monde: 'The American politicians supposed to lead the most powerful nation in the world are becoming a laughing stock.'

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It is amazing to me how much nonsense the American... by Mark Schmidt on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:30:06 AM
Well of course they are a laughing stock-- almost ... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 7:27:19 AM
exercise his responsibility by invoking the 14th A... by bogi666 on Sunday, Jul 31, 2011 at 4:30:07 AM
.... that our political system has become nothing ... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 11:33:41 AM
This is to be expected.  The vast majority of... by Ralph Long on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 4:17:39 PM
Americans are starting to understand the dangers o... by Greg Campbell on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 11:14:11 PM
US Congress to prevent domestic politics from usur... by Archie on Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:32:53 PM