FEELS LIKE SUCH A 100% SCAM…BUT ACCEPTED ANYWAY

 

Can't we humans in Washington put our collective brains together and find a better solution to stop the price of LIFE going up? The older I get, the more everything feels like a 100% scam. 💯 I'm going to tell you what I think is a 100% total scam and then I'll share what folks in Washington think are total scams, too. (Or you can just scroll down to see the list below.)

I am not only in feeling frustrated with everything. Just the other day, somebody on my Twitter feed retweeted this question: "What is 100% a total scam, but we still accept it in society?" - (Nathalie Jacoby) There are over 13,000 retweets, 26.8 million views, and over 20,000 responses to this question, from people all over the world. So, I wondered what people living in Washington state would say.
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I hopped in my Twitter quote tweets right away to say the first thing that came to my mind as a 100% scam: paying for insurance, especially medical insurance. Whether you visit the doctor 20 times a year or 0 times a year, we still have to pay out the yin-yang for healthcare insurance. It is supposed to lower the cost of healthcare if you join a healthcare plan, but it never seems to do that! Every year at insurance enrollment, the cost goes up! Seeing the price tag for a year's worth of medical coverage just feels like the ultimate rip-off to me. The thought of having to fork over HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of my hard-earned dollars to help lower the cost of medical, dental, and vision services for me and my child just makes me sick (pun not intended). Gobs and gobs of money, just to keep alive. Ew.

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Next, I started thinking about the other things (we are forced to pay for) that feel like total scams:

  • Only getting TWO days off after working 40+ hours a week (A 3 or 4-day work week sure is looking very tempting)
  • Getting charged 40 cents or more for extra onions, tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream on my tacos
  • The cost of sub sandwiches

We asked some Washington state folks on Facebook what they think are total scams but still accepted anyway. Here are the top 14 things they mentioned. See which one(s) you can relate to!

TOP THINGS PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON THINK IS A 100% TOTAL SCAM

Insurance (Car and Healthcare)

Car Insurance
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Religion

Religion and a Church
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College

College Tuition
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The IRS

The IRS
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Vehicle Registration Tabs Fees

Square Dancers License Plate in Washington
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The Price of Groceries

Shopper with Plastic Grocery Bag
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Gas Prices

The Price of Gas is Ridiculous
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Metered Wells

A Well
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Property Tax

Property Tax
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Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster
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Politicians

Conservative Politicians Gather After Election Night
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Dieting

Diets Are Tough
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Hospital Charges

Astria Hospital Entrance
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Paying Taxes

Taxes
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