An interesting observation .....

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    An interesting observation .....

    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 would work, 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 have to fail, but no one would be able to 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 far less. The second test average was a D. No one was happy.

    When the 3rd test finally rolled around, the average was an F.

    As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased, but bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would agree to study for the benefit of anyone or everyone else.

    All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor explained to them that socialism would also ultimately fail for exactly the same reason. Because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great. But when someone (government) takes the reward away, no one will try or care enough to strive to succeed.

    Couldn't be any simpler than that.

    Please pass this on. And, remember, there IS a test coming up, we can't afford to fail in 2012.
     
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    do you like posting made up garbage?

    this. story. never. happened.
     
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    How is that not a great analogy though? It really is that simple.
     
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    Couple of points. You are talking about lazy, greedy assed Americans in a college located in a Capitalist system. No wonder they failed, just like Capitalism always does.

    Socialists don't think the way you suggest, so your example sucks and you get a "F" for not doing your research.:lol:
     
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    Because it's ridiculous.

    What is wrong with right wingers? They believe anything. As long as there is nothing to back it up.
     
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    Great analogy. It's hard to understand why we are trying to be like Europe's social democracies at a time when those same democracies are imploding.
     
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    It's a perfect analogy, everything about CON$ervatism is made up propaganda! It really is that simple.
     
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    no... many worked hard and succeeded but the leeches brought them down until nobody had anything
     
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    it worked wonders in russia too. they couldn't even keep their shelves stocked with food
     
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    sure, just check out our growing welfare state. so if this isn't true we could do away with welfare right. it would force them to pull themselves up is waht you're saying
     
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