The riots against "austerity" occurring in Greece are what lie in our future.
All persons who believe in self-reliance should implement "Plan B": start to "go Galt" by reducing your "economic footprint": cancel subscriptions, health clubs, etc.; stock up on some basic supplies; and do what you can to convince others to do the same. Starve the beast.
Once a large segment of the electorate believes that it is RIGHT to live off of others, there's no turning around. Since the strongest incentive any politician has is to get elected and stay elected (including, of course, Republicans), politicians and the non-productive segment of the electorate are BOTH the enemies of those who value self-reliance and individual liberty.