Americans are hypocrites. We rant against our government who we can actually vote in or out, but we embrace the Corporate Nanny State that governs us like a bunch of little dictators directing it's minions. We consistently vote people into office who want to weaken us a whole and divert power to the wealthy few. When asked to help pay our own way we whine like five year olds who are told they have to use their own allowance to buy ice cream. Americans say they want to be independent, but what they really want is a magical sugar daddy who just gives them really cool stuff like bridges, schools, roads, police protection, job safety, smart teachers etc., without ever sending them a bill. Oh, there is an exception, we seem to be fine spending a billion dollars a week rebuilding the Iraq we broke.