“Disabled” Fat People Demand More

I can’t believe that Rachel Lucas hasn’t smacked this English bottom, but since she’s hasn’t and is instead focusing on Obama’s military aspirations, I will (smack the English, fat bottom).

Americans are fat and unhappy these days, but in Britain, that gets you government help:

The family from Blackburn claim :£22,508 a year in benefits, equivalent to the take-home pay from a :£30,000 salary.

The Chawners, haven’t worked in 11 years, claim their weight is a hereditary condition and the money they receive is insufficient to live on.

Mr Chawner said: “What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It’s not our fault we can’t work. We deserve more.”

The family claim to spend :£50 a week on food and consume 3,000 calories each a day. The recommended maximum intake is 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men.

“We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner,” Mrs Chawner told Closer magazine.

“All that healthy food, like fruit and veg, is too expensive. We’re fat because it’s in our genes. Our whole family is overweight,” she added.

That’s approximately $43,448.78 American, take home, for sitting around with “bad genetics” and eating.

Well, hell. I need to move to England. Curse my Scottish, squat genes. Curse my proclivity to sit on my sorry rear behind a computer all day. Curse my desire for Coca-Cola. I can’t help it! I need to be bailed out.

This entitlement impulse is what keeps Barack Obama as popular as he is right now. We are at a tipping point here in America: the scales are moving in favor of hands out and me-first-and-more-than-my-fair-share. And why not? Where is the incentive to work and be self-sufficient when you can sit at home and eat all day, morally justified to boot.

H/T Tom Elia and reader Lorne

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