You're in the camp that don't understand what the rating means. It's the ability to pay debt that is the question. It's true those things you have to say, but it really has nothng to do with debt payment. Think about it. You're the one that is wrong about your rating. The US needs to get it debt spending in order to so that hyper inflation does't make our money worthless. The US has the ability to pay and that goes without saying, even if if means the dollars they pay are worthless.