I look and understand a lot of systems through what is known in the programming world as pseudo-code.
It's a great test. If it makes logical sense, then it can be done with some sweat. God is in the details.
One of the clever algorithms in programming is recursion, a routine that calls itself and calls itself and calls itself until some answer ends the cycle and returns: backs it up, backs it up, and backs it up, unraveling like a knitted sweater until we're out and ready to move on.
And so we're a mere $16,000,000,000,000 in debt and recursively spending on so much shit we don't need and have no business indulging in from a government perspective, what will we do when it all returns, backs up, and unravels?