Will Americans quit working, striving, inventing, taking risks? I don't see why they would.
Have you read "Atlas Shrugged"? that is the point...we (Americans) will NOT want to stop but sometimes tough love is what it takes to get someones attention! You need to prepare yourself; when those who are on the government dole stop getting their "free stuff" they will revolt. Be ready to protect your family, friends and belongings. If we don't "give" them their stuff...they will try to take it where they can find it.