You’re not sorry for the tangent. You’re blinded by ideology. How can the monetary sovereign USA be in debt to itself? It can pay out bonds whenever it wants by crediting bank accounts with USD via some key presses. It doesn’t borrow USD from china.
This might help you remove your ideological blinkers that the macroeconomics of a government is literally the opposite of a household budget: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2015/08/10/five-reasons-balanced-budget-is-lunacy/#2dcec66561ec
A government deficit is a private sector surplus by definition. Stick to facts not fantasy.