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Socialism 101

Posted: October 12, 2012 - 6:09pm

Socialism 101

A college professor made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism works 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 how socialism will work.” 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 third 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 Obama’s 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.

So remember, 20 percent of Americans pay 80 percent of the federal income taxes in America right now and 50 percent of Americans pay no Federal income taxes at all.

So how much more does the 20% have to pay before they close their businesses, lay-off more people and say I give up!

Remember, there is a test coming up, the 2012 elections.

Gregg Struss

Baxter