Socialism worked…………………….

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.

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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4 thoughts on “Socialism worked…………………….

  1. This is not socialism though.
    Socialism doesn’t suggest that someone who doesn’t try can receive something from those who do. That’s not socialism, that’s theft. It, however, suggests that where you try and fail, the society is there to help you. In opposition to the argument above, it can always be suggested that capitalism, which rewards the so-called “hardworking”, can also collapse because upon a failure, the unsuccessful individual will be left on your own (on the basis of the argument above).
    Socialism, depending on the interpretation of course, in its ultimate application suggests that everyone (who is able) must be forced to work (which must be provide by the state), and receive equal rewards. In other words, someone with more income should pay more tax and vice versa, because in the end the society needs both sides. A society cannot go on without having, say a garbageman, whose income is far less than a doctor. But if the society doesn’t support the garbagemen, they might just give up doing what they do all together. This will be equally damaging to the society.
    In conclusion, I think that comparing the marks in a class directly to a socialist economy is not very smart. Socialism, in the context of that class and as I would interpret it, is where good students are pushed to help bad students and thereby pull them up. The good students are still likely to get better marks; however, this class shall yield better graduates, who will in turn work towards improving their society.

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