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In 2001 when George W Bush became President, he inherited a country in good financial shape, and a nice national cash surplus to work with. 8 years later America was bogged down in 2 wars, and was awash in red ink with a massive national debt. Fast forward to 2016, the wars are now less costly, but the national debt is even worse than 8 years ago. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are guilty of letting this situation spin out of control. What can we do to get this national debt paid off, so American taxpayers are not left paying large interest payments in addition to the debt itself?