Daniel, if they, the politicians in Washington and the state capitals, would follow the constitution, the budget would be balanced. If they just cut a few of the unconstitutional agencies and policies they could balance the budget this year. I don't understand why you don't seem to think it's worth balancing it? The debt should be paid off not increased forever. As long as we have a deficit (unbalanced budget) we will continue to increase our debt and the maintenance of that debt. It needs to be balanced and paid off.
Any former credit card junkie knows that.