Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mike Mullen:
"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," he told CNN Wednesday. "And the reason I say that is because the ability for our country to resource our military -- and I have a pretty good feeling and understanding about what our national security requirements are -- is going to be directly proportional -- over time, not next year or the year after, but over time -- to help our economy.
"That's why it's so important that the economy move in the right direction, because the strength and the support and the resources that our military uses are directly related to the health of our economy over time."
Mullen's naturally looking at it from the perspective of the military, that the debt threatens our ability to fund even the most essential national defense. But the same logic obviously applies to our ability to fund everything else we've come to expect from the government: Social Security, communist health care, highway funding...
Meanwhile, Keynesian idiots like Paul Krugman still insist that debt doesn't matter.
HT: ZeroHedge, who also reminds us that two of our three biggest creditors are evil central planning regimes whose interests directly conflict with the interests of the American people: