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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 new 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.

Human nature will always cause socialism's style of government to fail because the world has producers and non-producers (makers and takers).

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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  • kevin.m.koop 2013/01/14 14:15:43
    Yes
    kevin.m.koop
    +6
    Socialism communism or any other failed stupid idea won't ever work. The only thing that will work is an economic environment where people have the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail. If Obama and his band of academics of whom none of them are useful to any of us citizens would get out of our way then "we the people" could fix our economy not a bunch of has beens from Columbia, Harvard or any other "retirement villa" university!

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  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2013/02/12 10:45:28
    Yes
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    Refreshing to know we still have a handful of teachers/professors in society that are actually American Patriots and not Marxists.
  • Captain-Morgan 2013/01/18 03:17:29
    Yes
    Captain-Morgan
    +1
    YES, IT'S COMMON SENSE...
  • Joves the Instigator 2013/01/17 23:43:17
    Yes
    Joves the Instigator
    +1
    I fully agree with it. The problem is that the two parties are pretty much socialist, and hence we find this nation on the downward slide.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/17 16:18:49
    Yes
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    When people work hard for success just to have it ripped away and given to idle people. It demonizes success and promotes mediocrity
  • Greg Saunders 2013/01/17 13:06:08
    No
    Greg Saunders
    +1
    It might be a good example of incentive but that's all.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/17 06:29:39
    Undecided
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Very old story
  • goatman112003 2013/01/17 05:18:55
    Yes
    goatman112003
    +1
    St. Paul put it better, don't work don't eat.
  • KilrQueen 2013/01/17 02:12:43
    Yes
    KilrQueen
    +1
    All you have to do is look at Europe....look at the problems that they are having...countries are beginning to go broke!!
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/01/17 01:42:22
    Yes
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I hope the little twerps learned their lesson. I wish the ObamaZombies would learn theirs.
  • Christo... Aqua Su... 2013/01/17 02:15:44
    Christopher Kirchen
    I thought people would learn the lesson of the '80's. I guess they didn't.
  • firelooker 2013/01/16 21:39:31
    Yes
    firelooker
    +1
    I agre Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried. But Obama & the left are so smart they know it will work for them. They don't care they'll still get their big fat paychecks.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/01/16 19:57:07
  • Laymen 2013/01/16 19:24:17
    Yes
    Laymen
    +1
    This professor gets an A in my book, nice life lesson and good to know not all of them have been co-opted by leftist. Socialism / Communism / Obama - Keynesian economics is well described by a Michael Savage novel, "Trickle up poverty". It was some what demonstrated by the professor.
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2013/01/16 18:08:05
    Yes
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +2
    Very good lesson to learn.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/16 17:24:15
    Yes
    SIMPATTYCO
    +2
    MORE THAN TRUE! Political Concepts are just that. THEORIES. ...Human nature is what it is! A GIVEN, KNOWN. I can't understand why kids aren't taught about this at an early age to help them understand that despite their inexperience of youth, and Utopian desires...HUMANS ARE HARD WIRED IN OPPOSITION TO WHAT SEEMS FAIR.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/16 17:04:21
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    Sounds true to me. I agree with it!
  • wysiwis 2013/01/16 16:03:56
    Yes
    wysiwis
    +3
    Too bad the obama sheeple will never understand it!
  • Charu ∞... wysiwis 2013/01/16 17:16:58
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    ain't that the truth
  • firelooker Charu ∞... 2013/01/16 21:42:15
    firelooker
    +1
    You believe obie wan don't you Nana? Don't you trust him and all the other Socialists to make life easier for you so you can sit back & enjoy your "Golden" years.
  • Charu ∞... firelooker 2013/01/16 22:05:43
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    oh yeah....about as far as I can spit
    and that ain't too far. ;)
  • firelooker Charu ∞... 2013/01/17 00:09:24
  • Charu ∞... firelooker 2013/01/17 00:16:16
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    my take on govt and children

    http://www.sodahead.com/fun/r...
  • holly go lightly 2013/01/16 14:37:41
    Yes
    holly go lightly
    +3
    This is the law of the universe.It can not be changed and will not be broken.NEVER NEVER NEVER
  • AG 2013/01/16 14:10:26
    Yes
    AG
    +3
    Of course. Socialism has and always will FAIL.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/16 13:21:54
    Yes
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    A most ingenious, elegant, and EFFECTIVE demonstration.
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2013/01/16 13:19:37
  • Tenness... Charu ∞... 2013/01/16 17:09:09
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Amen sister! Except for the fact that "Lady Thatcher" kept her shoes on in Parliament, you both have a lot in common! LOL !
  • Charu ∞... Tenness... 2013/01/16 17:16:15
  • liberty... Charu ∞... 2013/02/12 22:16:41
    libertyfued223
    I just fell in love with you.
  • Just me ♥ 2013/01/14 18:51:09
    Yes
    Just me ♥
  • Tenness... Just me ♥ 2013/01/16 17:12:08 (edited)
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    John Brennan

    "The CIA will be monitoring your comments. The President intends to deport all conservatives during his second term."
  • Just me ♥ Tenness... 2013/01/16 18:12:03
    Just me ♥
    +1
    That is NOT Sam or Sean!! Grr...lol. Did you do your page yet?
  • Tenness... Just me ♥ 2013/01/16 20:45:22
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    I flew to New York to do some work with my son. I will get to doing my page! I promise.
  • Just me ♥ Tenness... 2013/01/16 21:53:39
    Just me ♥
    +1
    okie-dokie!
  • firelooker Tenness... 2013/01/16 21:43:32
    firelooker
    +1
    This I believe unless we get that Commie out of there.
  • ALofRI 2013/01/14 18:50:24
    No
    ALofRI
    +1
    For one thing, we have been a Democratic-Socialist Republic for many years. It is NOT "Obama's Socialism". It's a shame so many today are "blinded by the right".
  • Kiosk Kid ALofRI 2013/01/16 17:30:03
    Kiosk Kid
    +2
    Our first socialist program occurred under LBJ. One could argue about Social Security.

    Obama has created 5.33 trillion of public debt in just 4 years buying votes with welfare. That is almost as much public debt as all the presidents before him.

    Reagan public debt in 8 years: 1.339 trillion
    George Bush Jr. in 8 Years: 2.4 trillion
    Spending Machine in 4 years: 5.33 trillion.

    2009 -1.412
    2010 -1.293
    2011 -1,299
    2012 estimate -1.326

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb...
    Table 1.1

    Marxism doesn't work!
  • firelooker Kiosk Kid 2013/01/16 21:45:20
    firelooker
    +1
    They've been at it since the turn of the 20th century. FDR was a socialist, Truman was too. This latest bunch is just more open about it.
  • Kiosk Kid firelooker 2013/01/17 00:06:05
    Kiosk Kid
    FDR din't create any welfare program and neither did Truman. You could argue that Social Security is a welfare program but it just doesn't fit.
  • firelooker Kiosk Kid 2013/01/17 00:10:38
    firelooker
    +1
    Social Security was supposed to be pay as you go until LBJ decided they could raid that fund.

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