FREINDLY FIRE - US Deserves To Be Downgraded Again

Today's FREINDLY FIRE column in Philadelphia Magazine:

"US Will Be Downgraded Again --- Deservedly"


If everyone in Washington agreed that the high national debt was a bad thing, then
how could those same folks turn around and raise it? It’s like locking an alcoholic
in a liquor store for a week and expecting sobriety. Go figure...

..So to give the debt increase some perspective, we have just given ourselves the
green light to borrow more than the Gross Domestic Product of all but four countries
--- just the increase!

..Don’t get hypnotized by the “complexities” foisted upon us by a Congress --- both
Parties --- with an insatiable appetite to spend. They could have fixed the problem.
They chose not to.

There is one measure of preparedness that will undoubtedly come in handy as the economic
storm worsens: when at your foreign owned service station, learn to ask for your
Middle Eastern-derived gasoline in Chinese...

An accredited member of the media, Chris Friend is an independent columnist, television
commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau,

Readers of his column, “Freindly Fire,” hail from six continents, thirty countries
and all fifty states. His work has been referenced in numerous publications including
The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, foreign newspapers, and in Dick
Morris' recent bestseller "Catastrophe."

Freind, whose column appears regularly in Philadelphia Magazine and nationally in
Newsmax, also serves as a frequent guest commentator on talk radio and state/national
television, most notably on FOX Philadelphia. He can be reached at