Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Subject: Socialism Understood
Date: Monday, February 20, 2012 7:36 AM
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. Is this man truly a genius? Checked
out and this is true...it DID happen!
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
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.
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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