The deficit is not suppose to be paid off in full,NEVER, it could never happen in our life times, the government is not a business to make money, example the army navy , they are not suppose to make profits or the post office,.but we are also not suppose to borrow this much money, we just need them to cut back a lot and stop printing money
Starve the beast was the program. Republicans ran spending up on in order to collapse the economy and did it. Clinton saved it once and now Obama has the job. There will be spending cuts slowly as more jobs are created. Fewer new big expensive defense programs and roll back in government jobs just as there has been for the past 4 years. The need to deal with Iran is the big problem in keeping future costs down.
. It was the Neocon ambition to rid us of social programs, give more power to the rich and dominate the world as the only superpower in a "New World Order". I doubt Reagan as a tool for Bectel or Bush led by Haliburton even realized what the agenda was. Bush Sr. and the Carlyle group knew. They still strive for a government ruled by industry and military dominating the world. Same old feudalism on a world scale. The biggest victory so far was getting industries declared to have the same rights as people while keeping those who run them immune from prosecution for what they do.