1.) Something nobody who has written a definition here has ever really encountered,
2.) A symbol of poverty which all those suposidly 'middle class' Americans believe they're immune from if they just 'work hard' because its up to the 'individual' to make it.
3.) A potentially helpful, but underfunded policy which is so riddled with contradictions and loopholes that to acctually benefit from it is a monumental feat.
AnyAmerican: "I lost my job of 20 years because of a small health problem and the price of privatised healthcare. I'm on welfare, but if i find any job working over 10 hours a week, no matter the pay, then i'll lose that 200$ a month check i've been paying taxes my whole life to support, but i still need to eat and pay bills."
AmericanEthic: "Tough it out! America is full of opportunities! And no assistance in reaching them because all the tax money goes to the pockets of the already rich!"