There is no 'afford to do this'. The only thing that would happen if this were done is instant and insane inflation. The poor would still be poor, the rich would still be rich, and the middle class would slowly erode into poverty.
It's not pandering because it's inaccurate, it's pandering because the bleeding hearts think we'll cry if we aren't called something politically correct.
We didn't have a problem being Indians. I don't have a problem saying "feather not dot" if that causes confusion or American Indian if levity is inappropriate. I find none of them offensive in any way.
Just to clarify, Redskin is only a racist term to overly sensitive douchebags who are looking for a reason to be offended.
The one that most offends me as an Indian is Native American. Everyone born here is a Native American, so it's both inaccurate and pandering. We don't need pandered to. We're not whiny little pussies like some ethnicities.