MountainBiker, the fed can keep spending but the lower oil prices will still slow down the collapse, why well lower gas prices at the pump means lower food, products, electricity, and lower manufacturing. The feds can’t control that very easy. This will slow down the debt to a point, more tax revenue will come in. Also the feds will be limited by the GOP approving any more spending. The GOP now control the purse! They will cut some of the ObamaCare programs by not funding them. This will not end ObamaCare but will slowly kill it. All of this will slow down the collapse to a point.