Paul Mason, Socialism Incarnate

The nice thing about socialism is that no individual is responsible for his own behavior. That means that if you screw yourself up, it’s society’s fault — and you can sue taxpayers:

A man who once weighed nearly 70 stone [980 pounds] is to launch legal action against the NHS [Britain’s socialized medicine monolith], claiming they failed to help him as his size soared.

Former postman Paul Mason received life-saving gastric surgery last year [after] binge-eating his way to gargantuan size.

But the 50-year-old, who now weighs in at a comparatively small 37 [518 pounds] stone, said he should have been helped years ago.

Mr Mason, who was eating 20,000 calories a day at his heaviest, claims he sought help from his GP after ballooning to 30 stone [420 pounds].

Instead of receiving a treatment programme to manage his weight, he has complained he was told in 1996: ‘Ride your bike more’.

He also says he was sent to a dietician, rather than the eating disorders specialist he had asked to see, after his weight hit 64 stone [896 pounds].

The poor victim. If only Big Government had chewed his food for him, he would have been fine. But Mason doesn’t think of himself; he’s only looting the treasury for the public good.

‘I want to set a precedent so no one else has to get to the same size — and to put something back into society,’ Mr Mason told The Sun.

That is, by robbing it. But he promises to do good works for overeaters with the money.

Mason’s appetite has already cost taxpayers a pretty penny:

Mr Mason’s care bill costs taxpayers an estimated £100,000 [$154,610] a year and is believed to have topped £1million [$1,546,100] over the last 15 years.

Meanwhile, legitimate medical needs go unmet. But in a world run by moonbats, you could hardly expect anyone to take responsibility for what they put in their own mouths. That’s everybody else’s job.

Under socialism, leeches get fat enough to burst.

On a tip from Lyle. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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