As the famous and always elegant Dr Phil once said, “You’re fat and it’s your fault.”
25-year-old Christina Briggs weighs 350 pounds. Despite her poor eating habits and lack of exercise, Christina claims the reason that she’s overweight is because the government doesn’t give her enough money.
“It would be good if the government offered a cash incentive for me to lose weight. I’d like to get £1 for every pound I lose,” she said.
She just wants the government to go pound for pound with her.
In addition to being paid to lose weight, which would give her the motivation to exercise, Christina believes that healthy food is too expensive, and so is exercising, so she should get more money from the government to help pay for those as well.
“I tried swimming but it cost £22 a month and it meant I had to cut back on my favourite pizza and Chinese takeaways,” she told a reporter. “It’s not my fault – healthy food is too expensive.”
Briggs is unemployed and receives almost $36,000 a year from the government. She lives in public housing with her two children, and has been warned many times by doctors that her size is leading her down a path of heart disease and diabetes.
Christina claims she can’t work because to earn money to afford healthier food because she needs to stay at home and take care of her 2-year-old son, as well as her 10-year-old daughter who suffers from ADHD and has issues with her kidneys