I figured out how US debt can be paid off! US debt ceiling was raised from roughly 12 trillions to about 14 trillions. Fed does not report total number of US$ anymore, the M3 number, but people on this site estimate M3 to be around 14 trillions. http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/money-supply-charts Wow! So simple! Just take EVERY US$ in existence, in every form, digital or paper, out of every bank, investment, pocket, piggy bank and mattress in the world, away from absolutely everybody in the world and then pay the debt! Well ..., then there are those so called “unfunded liabilities”.... 50-60 trillions... No big deal! That is easy too! Just tell all the old farts: “No Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare for you. Just work till you drop dead!” I know it is not funny. I just could not put it into more simple form, the deeeeeep hole we are in and there is just no conceivable way out of it!