http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/economy/26deficit.html http://www.americanbankingnews.com/...predicts-1-6-trillion-dollar-deficit-in-2009/ If you need more stories then google it. (I posted the New York Times article because they're notorious for liberal spin and I figured I'd preclude any "FOX LIES" type comments.) Anyway... I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how any of this could be anything but unimaginably disastrous. I'm also wondering why people aren't urinating themselves in fear over the idea of having an $18,000,000,000,000 national debt along with a GDP of $14,000,000,000,000. Isn't the only possible outcome of this that nearly every nation in the world decides to stop investing in the United States and effectively destroy the dollar? The USSR had the second largest economy in the world at one time... now it's almost a stretch to describe them (by "them" I mean the nation that currently occupies the piece of land formerly known as the USSR) as a second world country. What am I missing here? Why is no one talking about this? Please, discuss and enlighten me for my own sanity.