Article source for : The dollar and the Prisoner's dilemma
"First and foremost, you can't keep taking on more and more debt without it eventually effecting day-to-day operations. All that debt requires interest payments and degrades overall credit quality. When credit quality declines interest payments rise. Eventually these forces start a negative feedback loop and the whole system crashes."
"The bailouts so far is estimated at a staggering $1.43 Trillion. About 10% of America's GDP."