The national debt was created by lobbyists who control Washington. Get the lobbyists out of Washington and watch how quickly the legislators spend our money wisely. They are so busy lining their pockets with money from special interests they don't give a crap how they waste our tax dollars. Affordable healthcare, the environment, affordable child care, proper funding for public schools instead of funding private schools for the Congress's buddies, and an increase in the minimum wage are better ways to spend our tax dollars. There is more than enough money if congress would stop funding big businesses and the war machine!!!