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Does it matter what S&P says? Only if the pols are listening

Does it really matter that Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has lowered its outlook on U.S. government debt to “negative”?

Here are two interesting and very different answers to the question.

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch blogger Cody Willard doesn’t think too highly of S&P, while Republican economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin says it’s good that S&P cares.

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