The American taxpayer has always been deceived: it is his birthright.
Lord Mountjoy, in Mouse on the Moon. The passage in the original Leonard Wibberley novel runs as follows:
The American taxpayer’s government has been deceiving him for years, lending money to South American dictators, for instance, which the taxpayer thought was being spent on South American peasants. Besides, his own Secretary of State agrees with the deceit. He knows that it is good for the American taxpayer. And it is good for him.