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First of all let's get our facts straight as it is not proper to argue based on incorrect premises. The maximum ranking possible, used by conventional internationally respected debt ranking agencies, is AAA. I know of no rating agency that issues AAAA+ ratings. The US debt rating is not AAAA+. The most recent ratings from Fitch, Moody's and S&P are AAA, ...


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Direct intervention by the U.S. Treasury in the foreign exchange market offers one option for the president. The Treasury would use dollars to buy foreign currency bonds, bidding up the relative prices of foreign currencies and weakening the dollar. Another option is imposing taxes on the foreign purchase of U.S. assets as a way of weakening the dollar ...


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