There is a chance (10%?) of a violent end which will change the face of the US government. If the class warfare ignited by President Obama and the progressive Democrats to his left infect the independents, then a French Revolution or and Arab Spring could happen. The 60% of us who receive more from government than we pay in and the unionized government employees, are going to be majorly unhappy when our national bankruptcy cuts off their "benefits". I guess this takes place in 2013.