I really believe that one day in the not too distant future, the US will have their debts forgiven by whatever means necessary to do so. Therefore, all of this present day hand wringing about our national debt is much ado about nothing.
Responding to somebody to tell them they are ignored - priceless.
Sorry, but that's too funny to...well, ignore. Do we have to default - of course not. If we simply went back to Reagan-era taxes we could begin to close the debt. Of course, if we went back to the tax system under America's greatest years (subjective), we would pay off our debt very quickly.