National debt is not our greatest threat! That is one of the prime scare tactics being used by the oligarchs as subterfuge. We have had far worse debt in the past. We are the richest country in the world and could pay most of our debt pretty quickly if we really wanted. We have no more serious threat than the super-rich institutions buying our governments at all levels. If we focus our attention on the fabricated issues by the oligarchy and fail to see the real dangers we are doomed. Our democracy is right on the edge and will soon fail if we don't wake up soon. Read Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, Eisenhower. Jefferson said he would rather deal with a standing army than an established banking system. We have been faced with this threat throughout our history and it is very serious. Far more serious than our debt.