We've all heard at least one person say: I hate to go shopping with the little money that I have and see someone else, decked out in designer clothes with an iPhone paying with their government benefit card. This statement is laughable ridiculous to me, so much so that even writing it makes me chuckle. I know good and well that there are of course people out there who will abuse the system, any system, in some way. That is what people do, they try to get ahead as much as possible without having to work for it. Let me clear up one version of the aforementioned statement.... government benefits do not pay for BMWs, Gucci, or nice houses... Yes I have heard this claim. Let me also clear up something else, there is this thing called a knockoff, they are sold EVERYWHERE! You can get a Cucci watch for like twenty bucks. So before you feel cheated by the lazy, no good, welfare abusers; consider this: Not everything that glitters is gold, and what you think you see, may in fact not be what you think you see at all. That woman in line paying with an assistance card, while holding her Versace purse and Evo LTE, may be picking up groceries for someone else, that woman you saw get out of her Cadillac, with her hair and nails done, sporting a lovely looking designer bag...might have borrowed the car from someone else to get to the store, be in beauty school, and got a knockoff Versale.