Keynesian lunacy rules the day! Balancing the budget or even having a budget is now just a curious artifact of ancient history. The left has won the war. Republicans have retreated to their traditional position of being accountants for the welfare state, they want the same thing, but at a nice, slow, steady rate. Bipartisanship and capitulation on matters of personal liberty and freedom are on the current menu. Gluttony abides with us, so let us eat, drink and mess around a little , because if we get caught, we can always ascribe it to "men will be men and boys will be boys," along with a little, "she got what was coming to her, she was asking for it," thievery and murder will now be acts of virtue.