A recent publication by JustFacts reveals that our 2017 deficit is much higher than reported by the government. The government uses false and fake accounting methods to arrive at a debt figure that is fraudulently low. The Government says that businesses MUST use accrual accounting (that means, essentially, that debts such as pensions, medicare etc are recorded as expenses liabilities when they are earned) and not cashwhere they are only recorded when paid out. For example, my daughter's Social Security is not recorded on the books because she is too young to claim her benefit. Absent her early death, the amount due her at age 62 or later is a debt that is owed. That assumes the government does not change the law. This requirement, the government says, is the only way to really know what the fiscal status is. Our government completely ignore their own rules and prefer to lie.
You will note in the article that the Treasury Report data was published over two weeks ago but not a single media outlet has published or commented on it...including Fox.
This money can never be paid an will never be paid.