We are broke! Slash spending! Spending bad! Deficits bad!
It's always worth noting that this General Rule has its exceptions, such as War; whenever military action is contemplated, questions about whether or not it Can Be Afforded are suddenly Un-American.
But there are other areas in which nobody ever seems to wonder about what it costs.
Our nation is not poor. It is unimaginably wealthy.
When the money is desired, it flows, and no one cares whether or not it's wasted.