American citizens are the mob from The Simpsons, example 25,367
From the New York Times:
Overwhelmingly, Americans think the nation needs a fundamental overhaul of its energy policies, and most expect alternative forms to replace oil as a major source within 25 years. Yet a majority are unwilling to pay higher gasoline prices to help develop new fuel sources. [emphasis added.]
From The Simpsons episode “Much Apu About Nothing“:
Crowd: Down with taxes! Down with taxes!
Mayor Quimby: Are these morons getting dumber or just louder?
Aide: Dumber, sir. They won’t give up the bear patrol, but they won’t pay the tax for it either. [emphasis added.]
Nothing has to be added here, other than to reiterate that when The Simpsons is in the zone there has never been a better TV show.