“Never make predictions. Especially about the future.”
Will we hit the wall in 2013, or will we keep the party going? I'm not saying this article is prescient, but it's an overview of what the author regards as the dominant factors in play.
Politically, if things go bad, Republicans will shout, “You shouldn't have reelected Obama, you fools!” and Obama will shout, “This would have been averted if the Republicans hadn't blocked my plans!” I'm guessing a lot of voters will have buyer's remorse, for all the good it will do them.