By Adam Button
September 11, 2012
- Budget negotiations likely to determine AAA rating and outlook
- If budget talks do not produce downward trend in debt-to-GDP ratio, rating likely to be lowered to AA1
- Assumes â€œrelatively orderlyâ€ process for increasing debt limit
For whoever wins the election, getting the votes from the public will be the easy part. Getting the votes in Congress will be painful.