Top Wall Street CEOs warn Obama, Congress on debt ceiling

The following article is brought to you by Jim Puzzanghera at the Los Angeles Times.

A group of leading financial chief executives warned President Obama and Congress on Thursday of “very grave” consequences if they fail to raise the debt ceiling.

The executives, including Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Brian Moynihan of Bank of America Corp., said the struggling economy would take another serious hit if the $14.3-trillion debt ceiling wasn’t raised by Tuesday’s deadline and strongly urged the White House and congressional leaders to strike a deal.

“Our economic recovery remains very fragile,” they wrote in a letter organized by the Financial Services Forum, a trade organization of top financial CEOs. “A default on our nation’s obligations, or a downgrade of America’s credit rating, would be a tremendous blow to business and investor confidence -– raising interest rates for everyone who borrows, undermining the value of the dollar, and roiling stock and bond markets -– and, therefore, dramatically worsening our nation’s already difficult economic circumstances.”(CHASEHOMEFINANCESUX.COM RESPONSE: Do these Big Bank CEOs’ actually believe that their words mean anything to anyone? You should all be in jail for your constant criminal actions!)

The letter is one of many flooding into Washington from organizations and individuals pressing for a resolution to the debt-ceiling crisis. Thursday’s letter comes as Wall Street has become increasingly nervous that the U.S. is on the verge of a default or a credit downgrade.

CHASEHOMEFINANCESUX.COM RESPONSE: This Country deserves a credit downgrade for the way the Big Banks have treated their citizens. And these Big Bank CEOs’ need to reap what they have sown, and be put in jail!

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