First, let me remind you that the US National Debt is about 9 TRILLION dollars right now.
To put that in perspective -- 1 billion seconds is 31 years. 1 trillion seconds is 31,000 years!
How many people think the government "owes" them sometime, or at least that it should be all-powerful, able to remove any suffering?
The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
-Cicero, 55 BC