TRENTON, NJ - The spokesman for The Chris Christie Foundation, Betha Buhderbahl, announced that the foundation will take on a troubling, weighty issue when it comes to the income gap between healthy people and the obese.
Obese people make 72 cents for every dollar a healthy person makes, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labour Statistics. The foundation recently completed a comprehensive study, comparing obese people's earning compared to healthy peoples' earnings in various categories:
25-34 lbs. overweight: 90 percent
35-44 lbs. overweight: 78 percent
45-54 lbs. overweight: 62 percent
55-64 lbs. overweight: 51 percent
65-74 lbs. overweight: 42 percent
75-84 lbs. overweight: 33 percent
85-94 lbs. overweight: 22 percent
95-200 lbs. overweight: 18 percent
Over 200 lbs. overweight: 177 percent*
*This group had increased earnings, compared to healthy people. Although the reason for the increase was inconclusive, many of these people appeared regularly in magazines, websites, Dr. Phil, Maury and The Jerry Springer show.