The politicians will talk a good game about the debt, but they won't do anything about it because they've sold themselves to the lobbyists of special interests. And we have to pay all the poor countries millions, even tho most of them hate us. If the government only did what was required by the Constitution, we would have a really good surplus and no debt. Getting rid of the pensions that politicians gave themselves would be a really good start. Or I need to get elected to office and quit after 1 term and just live off the pension for the rest of my life.