I think the financial industry and the rest of the majority shareholders who own the USA expect to get back to business as usual once the current recession passes. Their paid employees in Washington will do all they can to see to it that as little as possible of real change happens, and that the very profitable status quo continues.
As for the rest of us poor suckers, we should just be glad we still have a job and keep our mouths shut.
It is so depressing watching awakening Liberty in Iran and elsewhere while it is being put back to sleep in this country. The mullahs may yet pull a Burma or a Tienanmen, but the best solution for them may be the one our owners use on us. The mullahs do not have the booming economy to create that Chinese combination of urban prosperity and political control that seems to have bought the Beijing regime some peace of mind since Tienanmen. They might try our solution, giving people a fool's liberty in which people can say and do whatever they want, but only because it doesn't matter.