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How to pay it all back?

The national debt of many countries has risen to astronomical levels, with debt to GDP percentages rising ever higher, can it ever be paid back?, if so, how?

Is there other ways out of this monstrous debt?

I , personally feel that a first step should be the prevention of printing more paper currency, and the people having a say in the decision making process.

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    Mar 11 2013: @Casey I have one question for you, what is your definition of poverty? In reality their really is no such thing as poverty in the United States because the government has already gave the essentials of life to toughs citizens with out. Not only that they give them phones, health care, and are planning to give them gas money as will. If you think the welfare state is going any where, your sadly mistaken only until the government runs out of are money will this ever change.

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