I was bored and for some reason this video popped into my head that I watched Last semester in my Macro-Econ class at the end of the semester. Only problem I had with the video is that it is a little too Anti-Bush. But regardless it is a very well made documentary about the US Deficit, Enjoy.
No reason to save and invest if government will simply devalue your means of saving. That's why people are turning to the precious metals and to oil. Those things are much harder to abuse (so long as we're a democratic republic).