Credit rating agencies are currently reevaluating the AAA debt rating of the US government. Moody's and Standard and Poor have both announced that they may downgrade the rating.
What will this result in if they are cut? I hear you ask. Well, if these rating agencies downgrade the investment grade on the US government there will be several repercussions:
-Firstly it will cost the US government more to borrow money
-It will decrease investor confidence in government bonds
-And lead to an overall negative effect on the US economy