While the phenomena of government deficit got beautiful name “printing money”, the phenomena of government surplus has none. Probably because no government had surplus since WWII. Anyway “BURNING MONEY” is a excellent name for surplus. I am pretty sure all the politicians will happily embrace this term. It sounds great to say for example, ” You Democrats are for burning money, while WE are for printing it “, than saying ” You Democrats are for surplus while we are for deficit “.