I guess I could understand if what we were doing as a nation was like splurging a little bit once on a credit card, then paying it off over a couple months. But what we are doing these days is the same as taking every single offer you get in the mail, maxing them right out, and just barely making minimum payments. That's not a game plan that you can sustain.
This country is in debt to the point where it will never be paid off. We spend trillions of dollars and then have a little party when a few billion are trimmed from the budget.