welfare Cadillac

welfare Cadillac

Used to describe a person or group who receives government financial aid (perhaps fraudulently) and buys expensive, ostentatious things. As a someone who is struggling financially without the help of the government, I find those welfare Cadillacs infuriating.
See also: Cadillac, welfare
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Nixon, knowing nothing about country music, requested that Cash play two controversial right-wing country hits by other artists, "Okie from Muskogee" and "Welfare Cadillac."
(31) There was even a hit country song, "Welfare Cadillac," by Guy Drake, that topped charts for over a month in 1970.
The song was so resonant that President Nixon requested that Johnny Cash sing "Welfare Cadillac" during a performance at the White House; Cash, however, refused the administration's request.
Guy Drake, "Welfare Cadillac," CowboyLyrics.com, http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/drake-guy/welfare-cadillac-6468.html (accessed June 12, 2006).
Like Ronald Reagan's anecdotes about "welfare Cadillac" black mothers, the allegation by Clinton's welfare-reform task force and members of Congress that teens have babies to collect the "incentive" of $150 a month in AFDC benefits has been repeatedly disproven.