The government owns about 50% of all the land in the US. So here is a simple solution. Create government farms, gold/silver mining operation, and oil wells. Now...no machinery will be used. It will all be picks, shovels and basic hand tools. This will get the overweight people some exercise and the government can pay them about $400 per week (about what unemployment pays) This of course will be paid for mostly by the proceeds made by selling the food that is farmed, the gold that is mined and the oil that is drilled. And since the obese people will be getting fit they will have less health problems which means less of a burden on the health care system. Of course nobody is forced to take these jobs, its all a choice, but no more unemployment benefits for able bodied workers. You work these jobs if you cant get a normal job. This work would also employ convicts, and since convicts normally cant get a job, this would keep them busy so there would be less crime on the streets and we wouldnt need to spend so much on housing future prisoners. As the government saves more money, it can reduce taxes which will create more jobs in the private sector. Win/win for everyone, right? Anyone see any flaw in this?