the deficit isn't the problem in and of itself. it's just an indicator that we are going over $1 trillion more in debt next year.... that's the problem..... the total debt. at some point we will be 'maxed out' and the deficit simply demonstrates we don't have the ability to pay it back (or balance our checkbook). when we can't borrow we can't pay our obligations... welfare, healthcare, defense, you name it. that's the issue I'm bracing for.... that's the Greek issue.... the 25% unemployment, the rioting, the tax squeeze on citizens.