A 350-pound British woman claims it’s not her fault she’s morbidly obese — it’s 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,” 25-year-old Christina Briggs said.
Briggs said losing weight is currently impossible because she doesn’t have enough money to buy healthy food or join a gym.
“I tried swimming but it cost £22 [$35.89] a month and it meant I had to cut back on my favourite pizza and Chinese takeaways,” she said.
“It’s not my fault – healthy food is too expensive,” she added.
Briggs already receives almost $36,000 a year from the government.
She lives in public housing with her two children.
— Katherine Timpf is a reporter at National Review Online.