There is no Federal deficit, This great country the " United States of America " is wealthy beyond billions or even trillions . for over 250 years in control of the world . no way we have a deficit . we ( USA) are not that Stupid ! they ( GOV) only want the people to think we are poor so everyone will work hard at there jobs . fear of losing one's job is a great mind game . if everyone know of the richest , strength and superior of our great country , a lot of people would not work hard , and only try to scam money from the Government in such ways like writing fake grants , unemployment insurance . welfare etc. etc. . This mighty USA has been rich and will stay rich for ages and ages.