Things will simply continue… until they cannot.
I don’t think it will be war that breaks us economically. It will be Obongo-Care. The Fakers and Takers (of “Makers, Fakers and Takers”) already account for half the US population. More, actually.
I’m reminded of one of Robin Williams’s last lines in Good Morning Vietnam… to paraphrase: “Remember, if it’s being done correctly, here or abroad, it’s probably not being done by the US Government.”
The US economy can be likened to a brain-dead patient on life support. Only being kept alive so long as useful things can be harvested – bone marrow, organs, etc. Once the patient’s usefulness has been outlived and nothing more of use can be harvested, they are discarded.
Same with us. So long as there is still a bit of wealth that can be siphoned out of the US economy, it’s kept going. Once we’re broke, well…. then it’s run what you brung time…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1