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A Lesson on Socialism Even a College Student Will Understand

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A….(substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
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Note: I didn’t write this. It came to me through a mail list without attrition.

texasgalt
Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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  1. Communal living in some Early American colonies also failed, for much the same reasons. The only instances where it lasts for very long at all is where it is imposed tyrannically, and where rebellion is crushed mercilessly.

    • I think many of the new batch of socialists understands it doesn’t really work. That’s why they are ok with state capitalism, the new fascism. As long as the n’er do wells don’t have to work and can get their goodies, they are OK with government picking the winners.

      • The nancy Pelosi’s and John Kerry’s of our political system understand that when socialism is forced upon our Nation they will be the benefactors of the hard working Americans largess, sure they’l distribute enough to keep the populace satisfied, but they themselves will high off the hog. Some pigs are, after all, more equal than others!

  1. Communal living in some Early American colonies also failed, for much the same reasons. The only instances where it lasts for very long at all is where it is imposed tyrannically, and where rebellion is crushed mercilessly.

    • I think many of the new batch of socialists understands it doesn’t really work. That’s why they are ok with state capitalism, the new fascism. As long as the n’er do wells don’t have to work and can get their goodies, they are OK with government picking the winners.

      • The nancy Pelosi’s and John Kerry’s of our political system understand that when socialism is forced upon our Nation they will be the benefactors of the hard working Americans largess, sure they’l distribute enough to keep the populace satisfied, but they themselves will high off the hog. Some pigs are, after all, more equal than others!

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