Originally posted by @eladar
Debt is a function of too little money and too much spending.
Dems and Rep own the problem.
Not too little money - too little income.
If the government sacrifices its income, then it cannot expect to balance its budget.
But revenue spending is balanced by revenue income (taxes) and not by any aspect of debt except interest charges, where these are payable.
Debt is not balanced by income - it is balanced by assets.
If you are concerned about debt, then you should be concerned about the uses of debt. Military spending and warfare, for example, is not a great investment and the USA is outspending the rest of the globe on that futility. There are better ideas. Investment in health care, for example, is positively associated with economic success and the reason is obvious. In the USA, medical bills account for a huge proportion of bankruptcies for example, and that is not a factor in any other developed economy.
These are simple enough concepts to grasp if you were to think this through.
Your politicians are lying to you. Why is that not obvious? Because you fail to do the thinking.