The latter is the summation of the former. So they are hardly "entirely different things."The national debt is increasing because both parties continue to run the nation's business at a deficit--the Democrats more than the Republicans. Republicans are the only ones (finally) sounding the alarm.There's absolutely no hope of making progress to resolve the national debt when the government runs its business at a deficit. No matter how much the deficit declines, it's still a deficit that adds more to the national debt with (literally) each passing day.The Complete Stupidity of the United States Governmenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3wa0-NZmxA50 Examples of U.S. Government Wastehttp://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/10/50-examples...Desperado politicians are eyeing your retirement accounts.http://nypost.com/2012/04/22/feds-eye-retirement-fund-tax-to...The Post article's author--using "deficit" when he means "debt"--is referring to links accessible here.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-02/government-generous...The possible diversion of private resources is partly why Dave recommends IULs.
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