I saw this comment, and I thought it's indicative of not being accurately informed:
"Well, the budget needs to be balanced. Whether it's spending cuts or tax increases, I'm not disagreeing with the idea that the money needs to come from somewhere."
In medieval times, people thought that bees came from dead farm animals. They observed that whenever one came across the cadaver of any animal that had been dead for a while, there were always bees buzzing and crawling around it. So they put two and two together and got 57.
The modern version of this misconception is the quote above and the variants of it that constitute 80% of the posts on this website.
For every ordinary Joe anywhere (both those with no interest in doing some research to challenge their own presumptions, and also those willing to read a bit) it's indeed true that any money they have, they need to get from some other entity. Either the dole, or salary, or inheritance. So people like the poster above make the wrong assumption that you can broaden that out to all money.
But money isn't actually like that. Money is like the words on this page. I didn't have to "take" these words from somewhere else to put them here. I just pressed keys in a given order and the words appeared.
Money is created the same way, by means of computers used by people with government-issued licenses to issue credit. In this country and the rest of the Eurozone, the principal legal credit-issuer is a chap called Mario Draghi. Every day, his employees create tens of millions of Euros. No, not notes and coins. Do you know many people who paid for their houses with only notes and coins? You don't need notes and coins to have money. The vast majority of the world's money transactions don't involve a single note or a lone brass penny.
Where do Mario's men take the money from to issue it as credit? Nowhere. They just issue it.
It might be worthwhile to post a link to this OP the next time some uninformed person posts yet another repetition of the false statement above.
Some fool mentioned Zimbabwe and showed a multi-trillion dollar note, as if this proves something we didn't know. It's true that in 3rd world economies and war-ravaged western ones, a process called hyperinflation can occur. But it's not exactly what you'd call inevitable. Ever seen a non-doctored picture of a 50 trillion Swiss Franc note or a 100 trillion pounds sterling note?
Me neither. And guess what: you never will.