Following on the heels of Mr. Obama's curious Nobel peace prize acceptance speech is the runner up for political double-speak of the year. Sen. Mark Warner, while decrying the phenomenal increase in federal spending, nonetheless just voted FOR the largest budget in history.
Have some guts, Senator, and vote your supposed conscience.
Unfortunately, I am reminded of a quote often miattributed to Alexis de Tocqueville,:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."