Option 1: Keep spending Consequences: International Credit Rating will drop, dollar will weaken, standard of living will decrease, riots will ensue. Option 2: Make serious cuts to spending. Consequences: Those with entitlement mentality will riot like what happened in England as standard of living decreases. Personal Option 1: Live within your own means and be free despite standard of living decrease. Personal Option 2: Be the slave of the government, accept their handouts, accept their "charity", and don't be free. This is serious shit.