I just saw the youtube video on US debt. I did some research US Debt: $9,447,414,783 US Households: 112,362,000 Average Income / HouseHold: $46,000 If the interest rate to finance the debt is 5%, that means that it'll cost the average household $4,204 to finance the debt. So how much income does the federal government receive in taxes from a household making $46,000. According to http://www.moneychimp.com/features/tax_brackets.htm, it is $7,924. So the average household is paying 53% to finance the US Debt! how can we not eventually go bankrupt?