Because I can easily believe that $18 trillion equates to a $500K mortgage. You're insane.
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 25 Apr 2015 at 12:53:31 AM GMT is:
$ 1 8 , 1 5 4 , 4 4 9 , 0 3 0 , 3 6 7 . 6 3
The estimated population of the United States is 320,454,919
so each citizen's share of this debt is $56,652.12.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$2.23 billion per day since September 30, 2012!
No, you're wrong. Discussing classified information via unclassified sources has been illegal for some time.
So, please express how the government can address this without a complete record of the Secretary's e-mails? That's assuming you wish to trust the person receiving legal bribes from foreign governments $200K to $500K at a time through speaking fees for her or her husband.
Sandy Berger got probation, community service, and a $50,000 fine I bet he didn't pay. Petraeus received essentially the same.
Funny that normal civilians and enlisted people get decades plus for the same crime.
Um, this isn't a serious problem. Government debt is money that US citizens owe to themselves. The net balance is close enough to zero to not worth bothering about (some non-US citizens owe bonds, but many US citizens owe foreign bonds....US citizens own somewhat fewer in total dollar count, but tend to receive higher total returns).
Well I think owing myself $18 trillion in immediate debt and hundreds of trillions in liabilities is enough.