As the number of Americans dependent on government grows, it becomes politically impossible to dismantle the welfare state. At the same time, however, it becomes inevitable that the system will collapse for economic reasons. It is possible for a minority of parasites to live off a majority of productive people for long periods of time. It is not possible for a majority of parasites to live off a minority of productive people without triggering an economic collapse. In just the next few years, I look for an economic crisis, followed by Washington's bankruptcy and default. The Democratic constituency, which acts so cocky now that Obama has been reelected, will have to go cold turkey as all the entitlements disappear overnight.