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.
by: Ed Will
Let's play a game of Who Can Spot the Catastrophic Error in the Analogy!
Anyone at all?
*pssst* let me give you a hint.
Those students all had equal oppurtunity. Socialism is not about equal wealth, you'd have to be batshit crazy to possibly advocate that, for the exact reasons this pointed out, if your work is unconnected to your reward, it'd be waaaaaaay to idealistic to assume people will work whatsoever for "the good of society".
No, obviously, if you want a good society, you have to offer people the oppurtunity to work for the only thing people in the end really care about: themselves.
But there's a weensy little problem with the analogy... I don't see how ANYONE could possibly say that we, in our society today, have equal oppurtunity.
I'm frankly flabbergasted that Mitt Romney is allowed to go up on stage and imply that he became a multi-millionaire through nothing but hard work, and with nothing but a little hard work, anyone could do it.
YOU FUCKING BALLSACK SUCKING, BITCH FUCKING, SLUT RAPING COCK KNUCKLE. YOU'RE THE FUCKING MAN BORN TO THE FUCKING MOTHERFUCKING MILLIONAIRE, IN THE STABLE HOUSEHOLD, WHO PAID TO SEND YOU TO FUCKING HARVARD AND THEN YOU HAVE THE BALLS OF MOTHERFUCKING IRON TO GO UP THERE AND SAY ANYONE COULD FUCKING DO IT. FUCK YOU, GO GET BUTTFUCKED IN THE FACE BY A PAIR OF HAIRY BALLSACKS, YOU SKANKY FUCK.
People piss me off.
Like, these are the people against the estate tax, like the most equal oppurtunity policy there is!
The motherfucking IRON balls required to receive your rich parents' money, which you did ZERO work for (what happened to hard work?), and then turn around and tell the people not born to rich parents that if they just weren't such lazy douchebags they'd be just as successful as you, is just incredible.
The fuckers, they piss me off.
I was going to say more, but I've run out of time, sorry, I'll do it sometime.
Night guys :P