OK, since it's a hypothetical I'll take the deal and give up the remainder of my life to wipe out the debt with one addition to the hypothetical.
All programs which transfer wealth will end forever. No Soc. Sec, no welfare, no medicaid, no disability, no food stamps, no grants for the arts, no educ funding for the poor and stupid. NOTHING.
That is the only way the debt will not return to it's present level. And I don't think it would take 10 years for the debt to reach 16T. More like 10 months.
This post was edited on 11/22 at 11:21 am