What comes next? The US Government as it is currently constituted goes out of business and those dependent upon it go cold turkey. Then possibly we go back to the Articles of Confederation, or the country breaks up into several different countries. We face considerable unrest when those dependent upon government handouts wake up and find out it's all over. Eventually there is a massive rollback of big government and the economy across North America booms once again. A few remaining leftists demand a return to big government, but most of the population is too busy making money and enjoying the new prosperity to pay much attention. Economic forces drive the mainstream media and the universities out of business and liberalism vanishes.