Get Fat And Live Off The State?

European Court

European Court

Once again the European Court has gone off the rails by decreeing that obesity, which is totally self-inflicted, should be considered a disability when being too fat hinders a person from doing their job properly.

In the judges opinion obesity itself was not a disability, but if a person had ‘long-term impairment’ from their size, then it would count as a disability with the associated protection.

Benefits OfficeFrom this judgement we can expect a mass of people heading for the Benefits Offices across the country demanding disability payouts because they are too fat to do their job. Another fine excuse for people to stop working and have their lifestyle paid for by the State. It also gives no incentive for people to try and get back to a normal weight.

When you consider that a quarter of the UK population is classed as obese this could cost the government, and eventually the tax payer, billions every year.

Overweight And Its Clear To See Why!

Overweight And Its Clear To See Why!

What really stinks about this whole farce is that no matter what excuses fat people give, this is a self-inflicted situation because people do not care what they eat, and cannot be bothered to exercise.

Much of the working class eat pre-prepared meals or processed food that contains numerous chemicals that might be easy to prepare, but in the long run do our bodies no good whatsoever. With both parents working it is easier to just shove a pre-prepared meal in the microwave than take the trouble to buy fresh vegetables etc. and make a proper meal. The ones who suffer most are the children.

There can be little doubt that nutrition is not what it used to be, for when I was a child my mother stayed at home and prepared a proper meal each day. These days even so-called fresh vegetables and meat are full of chemicals because of the way they are grown or raised. Vegetables are contaminated with insecticides and meat with growth hormones because the farmers cannot wait for their cattle etc. to grow naturally.

Children Playing In The 50's

Children Playing In The 50’s

As children in the fifties we were outside playing during our free hours, not slumped behind a computer or game station. At weekends the family went for walks in the local park or in the countryside, none of which is possible these days because most parks are now shopping centres or housing estates.

Instead of walking to school or work every day mummy now takes the kids to school in the car and both parents take the car to work. Is it any wonder that today’s generation is so fat!

Speaks For Itself

Speaks For Itself

How often do you eat at places like McDonald’s or Burger King? Too often I’ll bet! Excellent food for piling on the pounds, but who cares, once I am too fat to do my job I’ll be able to claim disability benefits.

If nothing is done to sort out the way we live today it will be a case of maybe 20% of the population working to support the 80% who are on benefits of one kind or another. So much for the modern way of life!

There is another side to this problem that will affect many employers, for this new ruling now also indicates that where necessary they must re-arrange office space to make room for the over-weight workers and install wider chairs to accommodate them. It even goes so far as to give special parking spaces with more room for obese workers. There is little doubt that this new rule could cause a major upheaval for employers, and in the workplace.

Roy.

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