The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law enforcement and veterans' programs.
Step 1) Make a bunch of campaign promises in order to get elected.
Step 2) Create a bunch of laws and regulations that prohibit innovation and real economic prosperity.
Step 3) Spend a bunch of tax payer money in order to appease the masses.
Step 4) Blame the lack of laws and regulations and the free market when the economy tanks.
Step 5) Even though the government debt is astronomical, get the media to spread the message that the market failed and more government intervention and spending is necessary to bring the country out of the recession.
Step 6) Continue to spend a bunch of tax payer money in order to appease the masses. After all, you can't be the politician in office who tells the dependent sheeple that the spending has been cut to their programs because the money simply isn't there.
Step 7) Convince the masses that your party will take care of them better than the other party.
Step 8) Act exactly like the other party and spend like a college student with daddy's credit card.
Step 9) Repeat from the top each election cycle.
(Don't forget to keep spending billions of dollars overseas in order to feed the empire.)
This irresponsibility on such a large scale is simply a microcosm of the American mentality that one can spend his/her way to prosperity. See: the failed ideas of John Maynard Keynes.