Pretty Obvious Scams That Americans Have Been Conditioned To Think Are Normal

by Ayoub

Americans are very proud of their country and anything that has to do with being patriotic, and they have every right to do so, however, they can sometimes go over the top, and people tend to develop this sense of herd mentality that makes them believe in their delusions even more.

For instance, not all Americans agree that access to healthcare should be free when the rest of the world already made that decision a long time ago. You can also notice the same sort of scams in a lot of other areas of American life. Here's a short list of some of them according to Reddit users:

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"Tipping restaurant servers so the owners of the restaurant don’t have to pay them a living wage."

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"Megachurches are literal scams. They make a lot of money, saying it's for the church, then they buy 12 mansions."

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"Americans thinking that medical procedures are actually that expensive. Fun fact: In a normal country, you don't pay tens of thousands of dollars."

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"America is the greatest country in the world."

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"Somehow, a person who works 65 hours a week at a minimum-wage job just to pay the rent "isn't working hard enough"."

At the same time, an executive whose "work" boils down to signing a few forms, making a couple of phone calls, collecting investment payouts, and playing golf is considered "a hardworking American".
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"Healthcare, all the way."

All those heartfelt stories on people who raised 100,000 for their neighbors surgery, and it's great, but no one seems to question why that was necessary in the first place. The person in question has insurance and they're still struggling to pay for this procedure?
Even worst if it's life-threatening. People have to make GoFundMe's, petition, all kinds of stuff. To have the basic right to not have to go broke when you see a doctor.
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"The idea that you need to work endless hours and never have time off."

There are plenty of countries where people work reasonable hours, have five-week summer vacations and the economies don't fall apart.
You are not lazy if you don't eat at your desk or while driving.
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"College Tuition. Being in debt for thousands of dollars as a young adult just starting their life"

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"Getting limited days worth of annual leave per year and then being encouraged not to use it."

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"Millionaires/Billionaires are just like you and me, who just worked harder than everybody else."

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"Lawmakers allowed to invest in the stock market."

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"If you're not 15 minutes early, you're late."

B*tch, that adds up to 65 hours a year you should have paid me for. That is 8 full days of work.
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"The two party system"

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"Trickle-down economics."

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"Really expensive funerals. People are charged astronomically high prices at a time when grief means they’re not prepared to make sound decisions."

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"Advertising medicine. Seriously what the hell?"

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