I've raised the question multiple times but have not seen any real thoughts on the issue. But when it comes to the massive national debt, value of the dollar, etc...compared to the reality of each nation in regard to food, supplies, service, etc...what does it matter what the numbers show? Now the obvious answer for all of us individually would be that those numbers within our debt show what we owe to utility, mortgage, credit card, etc....companies. If we don't pay we no longer will get those services/goods...simple. However, as the national debt grows, there is a lot of panic about the credibility of the dollar, yet nothing happens to reflect/validate that panic on any lasting level. PM's may jump a little but even that is not happening. As for real world debts....are we running out of food, fuel, workers, services?? What are we lacking other than on paper? Could this be why everyone in government as well as most of society gawks at the amount but doesn't really do much about it?? What are your thoughts? Why does the national debt and value of the dollar matter when looking at tangible supplies/services? Thanks -Emt1581 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!