Pay with what? Print more dollars? Borrow more from China, et. al.? That's what got us here in the first place.
The federal reserve was designed to take money from the population via inflation, then give back enough to buy votes (social security, etc.).
The last election proved that the siren song of socialism overcomes all common sense. We are now firmly in its grasp, and talking about the crumbs we were promised when social security was created. We are on the road to a Russia-style dictatorship.
Will there ever be a free country again, like the former USA? I doubt it.