Go on this website and you can see what the country owes today. It changes daily, due to the interest. A bit depressing, but a reminder of what we have over our heads and our children's and their children's heads.
We must get involved, we must stop the spending and start budgeting.
"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23