Downgrading America: Who’s to blame?

A broker covers his face behind his screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug.8, 2011, where the … Continued

A broker covers his face behind his screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug.8, 2011, where the stock index went down after the opening of the stock market. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

In his column today, Eugene Robinson claims that the S&P downgrade of America is the fault of the GOP. Yesterday, Sarah Palin placed the blame on President Obama. The question is, does it really matter who is to blame? Should we just concentrate on solving the problem, rather than dwelling on past transgressions?

Join Brad Hirschfield today at 12:30 p.m. ET as he chats about who should be receiving the blame for our stock market plunge and whether it really matters.

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