Let's see... we're 16 trillion dollars in debt. So that would look like this. 16,000,000,000,000 (12 zeroes)
85 billion looks like this. 85,000,000,000. (Nine zeroes)
First take away the 9 zeroes from the 85 billion and 9 zeroes from 6 trillion and it looks like this.
$85 vs $16,000 ......... You have a debt of $16,000. You make a payment of $85. If you were not charged interest, it would take you 15 and a half years to pay off that debt. And you call that a "modest" start??? It's not even a drop in the bucket my friend......