Now you can understand what concerns me from the big picture standpoint. The theatrics playing out on TV right now are all show. America’s debt has morphed from a political problem into an inescapable math problem. Large debts take on a life of their own, much like an unattended fire at a campsite. If you don’t pay attention, you’ll soon end up burning down the forest. What’s even more disturbing is that most of Europe and Japan are in even worse financial shape. This is what happens with most governments throughout history.