Watch closer grasshopper. The budget deficit is going down, but the national debt is climbing. In the short time I watched it. We borrowed another $1,000,000; I wish I could talk my bank into letting me do that and print my own money too. At least we are taking a little baby step in the right direction.
I suspect this doesn’t really need explanation among this group, but the national debt will keep rising until the federal government begins producing a surplus. While the deficit is falling at the moment, it’s still a LOOOOOOOOONG way from zero.