(Conservative Post ) An obese man and his wife, featured in a new show about people who claim disability benefits because of their weight, say neither of them is in any condition to hold a job. For this reason, on top of supporting them, taxpayers also ended up paying for their wedding.
Coombe, who weighs more than 320 pounds, says she’s never had a job in her life, and Beer, tipping the scales at more than 430 pounds, hasn’t worked in five years. Beer reportedly relies on caretakers that come in multiple times per day to clean and dress him, as he is too big to take care of himself.
The couple gets just over $3,000 per month in government benefits.
In the show, producers followed Coombe and Beer as they planned their wedding, which, in total, cost more than $4,500 that came directly from government benefits, which are ultimately covered by the taxpayer.