Guy sounds like Krugman...We owe more than $16 Trillion, but everything would be peachy keen if only we owed $20 Trillion.
I went to the website where this article was posted. It’s full of MMTers (Modern Monetary Theorists). This “movement”, if you will, is almost cult-like in its devotion. They think that government debt/deficits have no significant, negative consequences. Therefore, they should be used with impunity to stimulate the economy.