Bet you never thought of that. Bet that like me you just kinda assumed that we were borrowing money on good faith with a lick and a promise that we would repay. But when you really think about it you know better. According to this article the US has collateralize d an area of land roughly the size of Texas which it protects from our use by labeling these lands environment preserves, wildlife reserves, etc. http://www.klamathbucketbrigade.org/Whitsett_CollatralizingOurNationalDebt041709.htm Read the article then ask yourself some questions. why would China and the other nations and banks we've borrowed from continue to loan us trillions of dollars when they know we will never be able to repay it? At what point will they say that's enough. Pay up. When the wilderness lands run out will our government collateralize the land we live on? When that runs out will they collateralize the labor of the people? What lie will they use to disguise what's really going on.When the wolf comes knocking at Uncle Sam's door which of the little piggies will he offer up first?