Check out Illinois' Credit Rating - See Inside

Senator Mark Kirk
2014-08-14 10:34:53
Mark Kirk U.S. Senator for Illinois Did you know that Illinois' credit rating ranks just above Kazakhstan's? Here's how we rank: [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/creditrating.png] � Our state boasts the nation's fifth-largest economy, but our long�term debt and irresponsible spending is driving us into the ground. � On August 5, 2011, the United States experienced its first-ever credit downgrade after the government failed to produce a credible plan to reduce the nation's long-term debt. Since that time, the U.S has continued a policy of unrestrained spending and trillion-dollar deficits. Without comprehensive reform [link 1], the U.S. could join the likes of Greece, Argentina and Cyprus in "junk bond" status. We cannot allow this unsustainable path to continue. To learn more about my work to stop out of control spending and get our country back on track, please visit my website [link 2]. For real-time updates, please join me on social media: [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/facebook.gif] [link 3]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/twitter.gif] [link 4]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/instagram.gif] [link 5]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/youtube.gif] [link 6]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/tumblr.png] [link 7] It is an honor to represent you in the Senate. Very Truly Yours, [image = kirk.enews.senate.gov/images/kirksigNoBg.png] Mark Kirk United States Senator P.S. Did you know you can follow my work this August using an interactive map [link 8] on my website? Check it out [link 9].
August 14, 2014

Did you know that Illinois' credit rating ranks just above Kazakhstan's?

Here's how we rank:

Our state boasts the nation's fifth-largest economy, but our long�term debt and irresponsible spending is driving us into the ground.

On August 5, 2011, the United States experienced its first-ever credit downgrade after the government failed to produce a credible plan to reduce the nation's long-term debt. Since that time, the U.S has continued a policy of unrestrained spending and trillion-dollar deficits.

Without , the U.S. could join the likes of Greece, Argentina and Cyprus in "junk bond" status. We cannot allow this unsustainable path to continue.

To learn more about my work to stop out of control spending and get our country back on track, please .

For real-time updates, please join me on social media:

    

It is an honor to represent you in the Senate.

Very Truly Yours,

Mark Kirk

United States Senator

P.S. Did you know you can follow my work this August using on my website? .

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