When times are good the Senate, House, and President want to spend, because "it is the thing to do now".
When times are recession bad the Senate, House, and President want to spend, because "it is the thing to do now".
Even though that is a united state, still there is insufficient understanding of economics in our government.
That united state is spin (propaganda) and spend which is touted as a panacea but it is obviously not a panacea.
Keeping healthy laws on the books that will punish errant bankers or errant militant generals is not on the table, no, that good wisdom that was always on the table has now been put in the garbage.
The economists are hand picked yes-men or yes-women who only want to spend OUR money against OUR will on absolutely stupid senseless wars that waste, waste, waste, finally destroying our reputation, finally eradicating our prosperity.
We have pointed out record massive spending bills unleashed by the republican president and congress just before the great recession hit us. We have criticized continuation of that policy without stopping the wars since the democrats have been given the congress and the presidency.
This is the age of The Plunder Barons, and we will not recover from their excesses unless we vote them out of office.
They will pay in 2010 and 2012, because a get rid of incumbents moment has arisen.