Check out the article from the Denver post on the Home Page of Golden Skate.
It's apparent that there has been a lot of bickering back at the ranch. Three gold medals for the Russians and what can the US do about it? We know Bush or any other President would never submit a bill to subsidize figure skating so the USFSA will try to do what the government can not do.
Also check out those statistics on the popularity of figure skating (going downhill).