Not a moment too soon
This is good information to have, as it happens. If we can keep this in mind, it might help us to keep perspective, spare us some needless frustration, and also help us maintain hope throughout what is sure to be a very difficult 12 months between now and the 2012 elections.
Eventually, the unsustainability of the present way of doing things will become inarguably apparent. Eventually, people will add up the costs of business-as-usual, and realize that the numbers no longer make any sense, and can no longer be justified. Eventually, inevitably, the changes we wish for will become realities... because there will not be any alternatives left.