19 Things That Are Unfortunately Normal For Americans, But Are Basically Scams

    It's a party in the USA! *cries*

    If you do or have lived in the US, you've probably noticed some things that are (unfortunately) totally normal here are actually...fully bonkers if you think about them for more than a second. Like, "How is this even real? This is a SCAM," levels of bonkers. Well, redditor u/catlady427 decided to bring this up and ask, "What's the biggest scam in America?" Naturally, people had a lot to say. Here are 19 of the very best answers:

    Ilana Glazer looking shocked in front of an American flag

    1. Bank fees

    2. News as entertainment

    Young Man in Glasses is Sitting on a Sofa and Watching TV with Live News.

    3. The price of college textbooks

    A stack of textbooks with sticky notes

    4. Student loans

    application for student loan. Filling up the loan form with calculator, pen, note pad on the desk.

    5. Multi-level marketing

    6. Health insurance

    Will Ferrel as an angry doctor on the phone

    7. Rent-to-own stores

    8. College tuition prices

    Male and female students using laptops in classroom

    9. Payday loan businesses

    Couple signing contract

    10. Online charlatans that will share their "secrets" if you buy their course

    11. The credit system

    12. The cost of funerals

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    13. Cable TV/internet monopolies

    14. Insulin prices

    Vial bottles

    15. The two-party political system

    Donald Trump And Joe Biden Participate In First Presidential Debate

    16. Ticketmaster

    man using mobile app cinema movie e-ticketing reservation looking for seat inside cinema hall

    17. Joining the military

    Soldiers lining up for the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade

    18. The whole health system

    Male nurse pushing stretcher gurney bed in hospital corridor with doctors & senior female patient

    19. And finally, insurance

    Did we miss anything that you think is a major scam in America? If so, let us know in the comments below.

    H/T: r/AskReddit

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.