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Jon Stewart Mocks The Isle of Man's AAA Credit Rating (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 9th 2011 6:55AM
'The Daily Show'Jon Stewart is still in shock over the US losing its AAA credit rating. Imagine, then, 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights., 11PM on Comedy Central) host's surprise when he found out that other, much much smaller countries have retained theirs.

Yes, the tough graders at Standard & Poor's have still awarded a triple-A rating to little places like Luxembourg, Norway and ... what's this? The Isle of Man?

They've given a better rating to a place with no industry and where big burly men "horse around in the pool all day"?!

Oh, no, that's Man Island. S&P's rated The Isle of Man, that itsy-bitsy British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea. To Stewart's amazement, the tiny island, famous for its tail-less cats, three-legged signs and dangerous motorcycle races, actually has a better credit rating than the US.

So, what to do? Stewart has a great idea. Maybe those bigshots over there in the Irish Sea can give us some money. "Hey, what's up Isle of Man?"

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Mark Jones

In the Isle of Man we live within our means and don't drive round in ludicrous SUVs bought on finance. When China buys America the people of the Isle of Man (a nation that has no external debt) will probably look on in sheer amusements when they see fat Americans forced to ride round on Monkey Bikes that get 90mpg as they can't afford to put gas in their cars.

August 10 2011 at 1:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark Gillings

Hey ... shut up. The Isle of Man has an AAA rating because we live within our means and are one of the only countries that have next to no deficit

August 09 2011 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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