Maybe I'm warming to the Tea Party thing
A country that has been ignoring what it knew and then is slapped in the face with it and doesn't recoil in horror and engage in serious review of the national conscience needs to go away.
The Tea Party is probably the quickest route to that end. Not because of Starve the Beast but because there isn't even the minimal amount of competence to govern.
The central question is economic and our circumstances are really quite parlous. But even a serious attempt to simplify the system would require some considerable deftness. For lack of any of that, the Good Folk would likely have their real wealth trimmed by 50-90% either through ruinous debt deflation or inflation (barring full out war, almost certainly deflation).
At which point there would probably be a full out Back to Egypt movement, but too late. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways.