Is anybody asking if the sluggish economy could be because the national debt is such a ginormous number? Because it scares the hell out of me. I'm not borrowing any money right now, not spending much more than I need to, buying physical metals, socking cash away in case a good deal comes along. It's the inability of gov't around the world to contain their spending that's got me worried. I do not believe that Soc Sec is going to be there for me, nor Medicare, nor any other gov't retirement dough. So I'm socking a lot away, not stimulating the economy. Just wondering if anybody else is scared shitless solely due to the crushing debt we have on us.