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LickTheABCs 03-19-09 01:51 AM

Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph...y_1367600c.jpg

A British family of four, who receives more than $30,000 a year in benefits because they are “too fat to work,” says they deserve more money, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.

The Chawners, who live in Blackburn, England, have a combined weight of 1,160 pounds.

“What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table,” Philip Chawner, 53, told the newspaper. “It’s not our fault we can’t work. We deserve more.”

Philip and his wife Audrey, 57, weigh 336 pounds each. Daughters Emma, 19, and Samantha, 21, weigh in at 236 pounds and 252 pounds, respectively.

Audrey Chawner, who has epilepsy and asthma as a result of being overweight, told “Closer” magazine her family’s weight is genetic and they cannot afford to eat healthier.

Philip Chawner has Type 2 diabetes and was eligible for gastric band surgery until he developed a heart condition.

“I’m a student and don’t have time to exercise,” Emma Chawner said. “We all want to lose weight to stop the abuse in the street, but we don’t know how.”
Seriously? What the hell does being a student have to do with putting a fork down?

DieselsDen 03-19-09 01:57 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by LickTheABCs (Post 9335415)
Seriously? What the hell does being a student have to do with putting a fork down?

Yeah, like I'm sure you knew how to diet without a college degree.

Gunde 03-19-09 02:31 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
People like this should just be ignored. That's the only way to make them go away. So I'll begin doing that right now

aintnosin 03-19-09 02:40 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
How about we pay you less, so you have to eat less, and lose weight and go back to work?

What? Too simple?

darkflounder 03-19-09 02:55 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
As a fat person, I must say..

GET A FRIGGING JOB, YA BUMS!!

Nick Danger 03-19-09 05:12 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
Outrage! Anti-fat rhetoric!

Vipper II 03-19-09 05:44 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
The husband looks like he has a little more self control than the other 3 heifers.

big whoppa 03-19-09 06:01 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
What a bunch of pathetic excuses for being obese and then using that to sponge off others.

EdTheRipper 03-19-09 06:23 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by darkflounder (Post 9335444)
As a fat person, I must say..

GET A FRIGGING JOB, YA BUMS!!

Exactly. I weigh more than both of the daughters (separately, not combined) and have no problems maintaining a physically demanding full-time job.

DaveCole 03-19-09 07:14 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

“What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table,” Philip Chawner, 53, told the newspaper. “It’s not our fault we can’t work. We deserve more.
Put a little less food on the table, and you won't have a problem

pyro383 03-19-09 07:15 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
i think the girls lied just a bit or they have been floating in water way to long.

dieinafire 03-19-09 07:20 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
This is just stupid, what a bunch of freeloaders.

TGM 03-19-09 07:27 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
lock them in a room together and let them ultimately eat each other. fat fucking lazy ass'd shitheels.

Deftones 03-19-09 07:42 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by Nick Danger (Post 9335486)
Outrage! Anti-fat rhetoric!

calling a spade a spade here. :shrug:

KnightLerxst 03-19-09 07:47 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
“What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table."

From the looks of this family I doubt that the food even touches the table for a split second.

maxfisher 03-19-09 08:02 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
If that pic's current, there's no way the mom weighs 100 lbs. more than either of those daughters.

NotThatGuy 03-19-09 08:16 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

“What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table,”
That must be a BIIIIIIIIG table!

Dr Mabuse 03-19-09 08:31 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
It's Britain guys...

They'll get more money.

Bandoman 03-19-09 08:33 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by Nick Danger (Post 9335486)
Outrage! Anti-fat rhetoric!

Take offence! Apologist for those who fail to take personal responsibility rhetoric!

CTUK 03-19-09 08:34 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse (Post 9335644)
It's Britain guys...

They'll get more money.

Hmm - no doubt. This place gets worse by the week!

The Bus 03-19-09 08:37 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
£

To the OP: That's not a dollar sign buddy. Learn2currency.

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twikoff 03-19-09 08:40 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
no 'not florida' posts??

DRG 03-19-09 08:41 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 
To make matters worse, that student Emma... the one who doesn't have time to exercise?

From the full article:

while Emma, who is training to be a hairdresser, gets £58 every two weeks under a hardship fund for low-income students.
Must be tough to be so bogged down with hairdressing homework and exams each and every night.... :rolleyes:

BuddhaWake 03-19-09 08:47 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

Originally Posted by darkflounder (Post 9335444)
As a fat person, I must say..

GET A FRIGGING JOB, YA BUMS!!

I'm bigger than any of those people (not combined) and I agree 100%. get a job you lazy bums. being fat doesn't mean you should be lazy.

General Zod 03-19-09 09:11 AM

Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough
 

“What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table,” Philip Chawner, 53, told the newspaper. “It’s not our fault we can’t work. We deserve more.”
It's not the fault of the British taxpayer that you can't work - so why should they be forced to pay you anything at all? Or is it all just about you? We know the answer..


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