How exactly do Americans look at their own debt, and compare it to the current crisis in Europe?
From what I've read and seen in interviews, the news,etc. I always get the feeling that the general US spokesperson shrugs at the US debt, and then redirects attention to the EU (eg Greece). An example that comes to my mind is Timothy Geitner that urged the EU to take firm actions in order to dam the financial crisis, because otherwise it would have a detrimental effect on the world economy. I don't mean to talk crap, but this to me looked very arrogant for a person that's the financial supervisor for a country that has an insane amount of debt and will basicly stop functioning by august 2nd.
p.s. I would really like it if this didn't turn into a republican vs democratic government debate
If I need to do things in order to make this a proper thread, please say so, it's the first time I posted anything (I'd link newspapers, but I doubt lots of people here can read dutch ^^ )