The two week, $229,000 ad buy includes media markets in Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and New Mexico. All of which are swing states that could go either way.
Forget the debt ceiling debate — the U.S. is already in default, a Chinese ratings agency claims.
“In our opinion, the United States has already been defaulting,” said Guan Jianzhong, president of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., reports AFP, describing that organization as “the only Chinese agency that gives sovereign ratings.”
U.S. Treasury officials have already said that the government exceeded its $14.3 trillion debt ceiling in April, but that accounting procedures would finance obligations through Aug. 2.
The Chinese claim to the contrary comes just two days after another Chinese official warned that congressional Republicans are “playing with fire” in opposing efforts to increase the debt ceiling.