I've been hearing some talk about tea party's happening around the US in protest of governments spending and it got me to wondering. One, where were these people in the last eight years (rhetorical question). But what I really want to know is, so what? What's the big deal? I know it feels wrong in saying this and it's wrong that we are spending a ton of money we don't have (we as in government) but why does it matter? I also keep hearing the argument that our kids will have to pay this mess back but what does that really mean? Will government have to raise taxes so much that people will only be employed by the government and paid in iou's until the debt is paid? Seriously though? Our debt is huge but in the grand scheme of things it's also imaginary. If we don't pay it back what's china going to do? Are they going to attack us? Are they going to boycott the US and stop sending us their goods so we can't buy their products? So again I ask, so what? All we have to do is keep up this imaginary game of creating value/worth out of thin air and everyone is happy so who cares if our debts are never paid off, as long as there is an intent to pay it off then whats the big deal?