We elect a congress n senate who dictate where our tax money goes and is spent. National debt is being used by one party/side as code word to gut social programs but not military or the war machines. Putting more money into debt/interest/military is not the way to balance anything but the opposite. But what does a poor veteran know about wasted tax dollars spent on countless military fraud, waste and abuse. National debt is a number that can keep rising till we dead.