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WOW, this is a must read!!! - monster - 07-26-2009 03:05 PM
I try not to get into the political side of things around here but what a great example this is.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never
failed a single student before, but had once 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 would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no
one would fail and no one would receive an A.
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.
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.
All failed, to their great surprise, 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.
Could not be any simpler than that.
RE: WOW, this is a must read!!! - Manley2 - 07-26-2009 03:18 PM
Makes perfect since.
RE: WOW, this is a must read!!! - Bummer Knees - 07-26-2009 04:42 PM
The professor is a smart man!
RE: WOW, this is a must read!!! - red1030 - 07-26-2009 04:46 PM
Wow...monster..that is a great way to explain socialism. I know that I believe that health care is a right and yet I also believe that work is a must and that a reward system is important to most to encourage productivity. I do not and never have believed in a socialized world. I also do not believe in some taking advantage of others such as in the W/C system...and it does. I believe a lot of our capitalism does take advantage and that their must be some government controls. Would it not be nice if the government would step in to the W/C system just a little bit to assure fair ness to all...anyway I am off course here, I just wanted to clear up that I agree with this sample even though I may come off as being somewhat of a socialist..I am not. I worked hard and have paid for everything I own. I have never been on a welfare system nor do I agree with it. I do receive SSDI and am so very thankful for it, but I also paid into it for years... as have we all... I am rambling... sorry...love you all Red
RE: WOW, this is a must read!!! - chrischris - 07-26-2009 06:30 PM
Love it! Thanks Monster
RE: WOW, this is a must read!!! - jayne - 07-26-2009 06:30 PM
Man as a point doesnt he