Obama's Plans for the New Welfare State

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    Can You Be Too Fat to Work?
    Mar 17th 2009
    By Jeremy Taylor
    None of the Chawners, a married English couple and their two adult daughters, have worked in 11 years. Yet the British government pays them a combined 45,000 dollars an annum in various disability benefits stemming from their morbid obesity. (The Chawners weigh between 240 and 340 pounds each.)

    Can You Be Too Fat to Work? - Asylum | Men's Lifestyle | Humor, weird news, sex tips, fashion, dating, food and gadgets

    With all of America's obese people, we could be in a lot of trouble.
     
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    With all the fatheads on this board, we are indeed in deep trouble. As evidenced by the million dollar incompetants at AIG, it is the very wealthy of this nation that seem to be the primary welfare recipients. Time to put them to work at something that suits their talents. We need more janitors.
     
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    But wouldn't that put your job in jeopardy?
     
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    I have never really got why poor people are fat! I get really why they are but when I was a broke college student living with my friend it was the best diet to be on. Of course I worked and didn't recieve food stamps.
    My friend actually takes care of a lady who is like these people.
     
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    Coming from a carpenter I understand your hatred of bosses
    have about 60 of you myself. Just signed a contract for about 20 of you to cleanup pollution (total bullshit and a waste of taxpayer dollars but you know about green ) and paying them $60.00 per hour with full benefits and they still hate me. Your jealousy of those that have acquired wealth while you refuse to do over time or start your own business is evident. As I have told you before a college degree only gives you the right to work to achieve success it is not a guarantee
     
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    Are you under the impression that people think YOU'RE rich?

    You WORK cleaning up toxic waste or something and you imagine that WE imagine that you are rich?

    Man you're nothing but working stiff.
     
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    If he makes more then 250k Obama thinks he is rich.
     
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    Actually it's logical as to why. The price of one apple is more than a bag of chips these days, and the chips will make you feel fuller. So when they are low on funds people tend to buy more junk food, thus those who are low on funds all the time or are homeless will buy junk food all the time.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Look it makes sense to find ways to incentivize people to exercise and lose weight. We save bucks on healthcare, we save bucks on disability, we don't look like a bunch of butterballs.....

    IMO the health risks are what incentivize me most to keep weight off, but YMMV.
     
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    Actually ... this shows there is too much trust placed in what doctors say now. Next you know there wiil be disability for restless leg syndrome *eye roll*
     

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