What fuels American society? Is it gas? Oil? Coal? Solar power?
It’s OPM. Other people’s money. America runs on the stuff.
A congressman needs to bring some tasty bacon to his home state in order to buy the votes of this constituency or that? Plenty of OPM from people in other states to pay for that.
A surfer in Hawaii decides that collecting food stamps and chillin’ on the sand beats working? No problem. Some working stiff in Oklahoma can cough up a bit more to pay Surfer...