Here is an interesting chart of total U.S. debt load, from Felix Salmon at Reuters, which I found via the ever-pertinent Digby. This is all debt, not just government debt:
"There are lots of serious threats out there to the economic well-being
and security of the United States, and the national debt is simply not
one of them. Nor is it growing....total US debt to GDP was rising
alarmingly until the crisis, but it has been falling impressively since
Money is cheaper now than it has been in living memory: the markets are
telling corporate America that they are more than willing to fund
investments at unbelievably low rates. And yet the CEOs are saying no. That’s
a serious threat to the economic well-being of the United States: it’s
companies are refusing to invest for the future, even when the markets
are begging them to."
As usual, these entitled people demand a solution to problems that they create, by having everyone else pay the price. How long will the American people and the mainstream press be suckered in by this self-serving, avaricious behavior?