USA voters are fickle. They want all the government services but don't want to pay for them. Yet the USA has one of the lowest tax rates in the world. Congress gives the Defense Department a bigger budget than reqested, and it already consumes 30% of the USA budget. They want government to protect them against high fuel prices while continuing to use gas guzzler vehicles and toys.
U.S. deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea (AP)