Yes, it’s high, but it’s supposed to rise when the rest of the country is in recession. It’s counteracting the contraction in the private economy. Of course, there’s limit, but look at these charts and maybe it will ease your mind a little. Things are getting better overall as the economy recovers and people and companies shed debt — often through bankruptcy. The U.S. Government will start seeing its relative debt load drop in the coming years. The key is to trim growth in health care entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid.