People in all political circles seem to be blaming the "other side" for the woes we face as a nation. Society seems to be in a quandary as to whether the liberal side or the conservative side is the cause. I believe we should be looking at ourselves as a society and not at any political party. These politicians are merely trying to do what they believe we want them to do.
The driving force behind the melee of spending is that society is screaming for the government to take care of them, if not support them. As long as we continue to demand that the "government" provide, instead of taking that responsibility upon ourselves, don't look for the financial woes of this great nation to disappear anytime soon.