We get it, you would rather pay the higher interest rate to Chinese bond holders once the government defaults. Or maybe you are a Chinese bond holder. Number one son flunk econ 101.
Actually by definition, that being there was more income than outgo in federal coffers at the end of Clintons Presidency, there was a substantial surplus. Nobody is confiscating the SS Trust fund it is invested in Treasuries making anyone with earned income a creditor of the U.S. government as is China, the individual holder of T Bills, the kid getting a savings bond for his/her birthday, etc. Hopefully you are relieved that we didn't default just like a sane person. BTW you have a big racial problem, that can be bad for your blood pressure especially with the uptick in minorities in the medical profession as elsewhere.