Americans don't have to ante up for anything. There's a war on, we are billions of dollars in debt but nobody's going to complain because there's no sacrifice involved.
Bush and Co. obviously know that appealing to our baser instincts will keep us quiet. No draft. No taxes. "psst...let's send them all $600.00...that will keep them sucking their thumbs"
I'm surprised we even have thumbs.
But raise the gas prices--we can spread that blame all around.
Somebody must be well-invested in oil.