I am ignorant to the ways of American society. Can you enlighten me?

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Why are some people drive around with big Cadillacs and yet buy stuff with food stamps?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Remember this if you are serious: American Society is not one thing alone, it is many different groups agreeing to be Americans, bound together by our laws, traditions, and our language. We are fighting like cats and dogs over this now. Conservatives remember this, Liberals have forgotten.

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  • Ghapy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    In America (and similar countries) the goal is to get rich, try to get rich, or live in envy of the people rich or getting rich. The poor are unhappy because they see the rich enjoying all the toys, while the rich are unhappy because they live the reality that toys don't create happiness. On top of it, America's most absurdly rich are shoved down every ones throats every day through the media. The only happy people are the ones, rich or poor, that see beyond and recognize the true values in life. Anyway, the media ensures these false ideals continue and the banks and government recognized the benefits of this a long time ago, and they've made it easy for people to get a hold of these material possessions through means like leasing and easy-to-get mortgages, and many people live in endless debt to uphold the American image, or at least the impression of it to their neighbours.

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  • Shossi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    These people are crooks------and, all countries have them.

    Our welfare laws need to be updated, and enforced. The government does not seem to care.

    And, some of these people who drive the big cars, live in these cars, or with other people. If they have homes, they are often not fit for people to live in. The big car is all for show....to make them feel important.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, these same people also live in a real sh*thole for a house but yet drive a fancy car! These people are posers and are just out for "show."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just be yourself and not care about what other people think. Thats the way you should act in any society. You're unique. Show it. Peace!

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  • 1 decade ago

    ah, the welfare system. Gotta love it! haha. Yeah I am an american by birth and still don't understand that. Good question. It's all politics man.

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  • LucySD
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That my friend also bothers other Americans. It isn't just the United States that has a monopoly on FRAUD!

    Source(s): opinion about fraud
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