We have about eight years to avert it, but every year until then has to involve drastic reductions in government size/spending (i.e. 1 trillion per year). Failing that, it's gonna to get very interesting. Still hoping?
"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)