The Debt to GDP is approaching 105% in the United States, up more than 25% in the last 5 years. Its only a matter of time before our creditors won't lend to us anymore. For Greece, it was a Debt to GDP of 120%... and even with huge bailouts by the rest of Europe, they had 25% unemployment. And just who is going to bail us out? Wouldn't count on Germany for that one... and you weren't holding out hope China would lend us a big hand.