If you figure in the amounts given in foreign aid (military and development) as well as loans that are simply "forgiven" each year which amounts to $15-$20 billion in total each year. Directly it is $3.11 billion (and increasing) per year. In other words... $10 billion (give or take a few) of its total accumulated debt is chicken feed in the grand scheme of things.
You forgot the soccer dads. I doubt the moms have the only say in their kids healthcare.
and pretty much like the default Gnome desktop on Fedora 16, which is actually kind of annoying. Been playing with it for three months and I still find it awkward.