We run a deficit because we don't have enough money to pay for the goods/services we are requesting~plain and simple. It is ridiculous to think that I am rich because I have run up my credit card to the point where they are threatening to turn it off and I say "when I stop wanting more I will pay it all back". The same with the government, we have never paid the debt back since it started, so when is this fictitious period of repayment to start and the debt stop accumulating?
Once you start a program that gives something for free, try to stop it. When people are used to getting something, especially when they didn't earn it, they will never just give it up. The free programs are what is mucking up America. The affordable care act is going to create thousands and thousands of jobs at the expense of the already strained economy paid for by the already strained tax paying people and will give out hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars of mediocre medical care~doesn't sound like the deficit will get paid back this year. So spout your democratic rhetoric on how everybody else should pay for your lofty ideas while your party keeps its money to itself and runs this country into the ground. The real agenda of the current democratic party is to spend this country into such a debt that we cannot ever repay it and we cannot ever be a world power anymore, just merely eke out an existence and try to protect ourselves.
Our elected officials are selling our national resources faster than can be believed. Our clean water (approx 2% of all water on earth is clean) is being shipped to China along and our government paid for jobs (infrastructure) that are to be only completed contractually by Americans are now being completed by Chinese government contractors because they can't figure out a way to ship a bridge building job over to China and then ship the built bridge back.
Keep your head in the sand, its worked for every other nation that has ever fallen in history, well until the people finally "pulled their head out" and cried "how did this happen".