Economist tell us that this is not the entire debt owed by the USA. According to these experts the United States has somewhere between 70 trillion and 100 trillion in unfunded financial obligations. These obligations range from Social Security to Medicare and now Obamacare.
Families and Businesses (that are truly successful) must live within their means. Thomas Jefferson knew that Governments must also live within their means as well. If the people of the USA wish to remain a free nation, a prosperous nation, a nation where our children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, then we will demand that our Government pass a budget that is balanced! Then we demand that the Government take steps to reduce the budget, the size of Government and begin the long haul of paying off our debts and obligations, not tomorrow but today!!!