The US flag is portrayed as a credit card. But it only has 11 stripes - six red and five white. Instead of a field of stars on the canton it is written 'Credit Card'.
Viewing government debt as a monster or dinosaur does not help. But remember we the people created that debt or monster. Rather look at it as a crying baby that needs a lot of tender love and care. Our debt baby kept us free from communism and helped Grammi and Grampi live longer.
Focus on fixing instead of fighting. In the 1960s Americans looked at the travel to the moon as an inspirational challenge instead of it being 'Nerd Dragon' that will eat millions of US tax payer dollars. America was happy to feed the 'moon monster'. Or rather take care of our Moon Baby.