Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Great Example of Why Socialism Will Always Fail.

Hat Tip:  A great patriotic American who believes in the free enterprise system, my big brother Sandy.

You may have seen various versions of this presentation, but you can never get too much of these important examples of why it is so dangerous to re-elect president Obama and give him another four years to transform America into a European Socialist unexceptional country.  For the sake of our country; for the sake of our children and grand children, this must not happen.

In an e-mail  sent by my brother entitled: "The Simplest Form":

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. Could not be any simpler than that.
And five great truths that come out of the above 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 and sit around protesting 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.


bradley said...

How could even the most liberal deny the 5 conclusions at the end?

Big Mike said...

Because, Brad, they bury their heads in the sands of denial.

Ed Lilly said...

Good post, Big Mike. Happy Hannukuh & Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Big Mike said...

Thanks big Ed!! A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

eurobird said...

Great story! Happy Hannukah, Mike!

Big Mike said...

Thanks so much Eurobird! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I am no socialist but wow whoever wrote this has no grasp on any concept presented. This is embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Sentence structure fail, anonymous. How is the concept presented not understood by you?

Big Mike said...