This one really takes the cake – no pun intended. 26-year-old Christina Briggs is a single mother with two children who survives off of government assistance. Her large size has posed a persistent health problem, but now she thinks she has finally figured out how to shed the pounds: she wants the government to give her more money. Shocker.
Christina Briggs, 26, insists that healthy food is too expensive, so she’s stuck buying junk food with her meager government benefits check.
Briggs constantly makes excuses for why she’s so overweight, yet needs tax-payers to fork over more of their hard-earned money. “It’s not easy being overweight and on benefits. If I was well off, I’d be able to buy fresh food and afford a gym membership,” she says. “I tried swimming but it cost £22 a month and it meant I had to cut back on my favourite pizza and Chinese takeaways,” Briggs furthered.
Despite the fact that many parents hold down a job while raising their children, Briggs claims she can’t work because she’s needed at home to care for her two kids.
Briggs has two children by two different fathers. She got pregnant with her 10-year-old daughter after a one night stand and subsequently dropped out of high school. The girl, Helena, has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The unhealthy food Briggs feeds her children undoubtedly does not help their medical conditions. She also has a 2-year-old son named Robert.
Briggs has two children from two different fathers. 10-year-old Helena has ADHD. Her little brother, Robert, is 2-years-old.
The shameless single mother has an unconventional strategy that she claims would help her lose weight:
“I need more benefits to eat healthily and exercise. 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, or healthy food vouchers. If the price of healthy food was lowered that would help, too. I need help, but I need it from the government. There’s no way I could get a job. I don’t feel bad about the taxpayer funding my life and my child’s medical problems, because I don’t treat myself or buy anything excessive. I just get enough money to live on – the taxpayers should help fund my diet.”
Would you be willing to shell out more cash so that this obese single mother can sit on her rear end all day eating junk food? Sound off in the comments section!