Despite the massive threat it poses to our national security and future generations, careless politicians have allowed the Federal Debt to skyrocket past $30 trillion. Our debt has outgrown our GDP, which puts the nation in danger of going the way of Greece. Without a balanced budget, that debt will continue to grow to the point where we will have to borrow more and more money just to pay off the debt we already owe. This is unacceptable and the antithesis of fiscal conservatism.