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Old 02-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Socialism As Defined By A College Professor

Classic, but always relevant, story..

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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 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. (Please pass this on) 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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Old 02-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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I guess you can't cite chain emails.
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Chain emails are the best emails.

Also, I love how socialism, communism, marxism, etc. are all interchangeable these days. It really simplifies it for the muppets.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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Chain emails are the best emails.

Also, I love how socialism, communism, marxism, etc. are all interchangeable these days. It really simplifies it for the muppets.
They have many things in common, plus they are usually touted by the same type of d-bags
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I guess you can't cite chain emails.
I love how this is discredited because it's a chain email. The other common response is "this didn't really happen".

It's called a parable.
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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.
It's a relief that we are far, far away from this "half of the people...." business.


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They have many things in common, plus they are usually touted by the same type of d-bags
They also have many differences that are pretty significant.
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I love how this is discredited because it's a chain email. The other common response is "this didn't really happen".

It's called a parable.
I love how your belief system can derive from a chain mail. I also enjoy how you can get defensive when no one takes you seriously. Quick you better post on this on at least 6 more forums or your first child will be gay and democrat.


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It's called a parable.
If the GOP and its supporters spent less time writing parables and more time actually trying to draft a real solution, they might have won the election and wouldn't have the need for parable chain letters.

The moral of the story is...they have nobody to blame but themselves.
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I love how your belief system can derive from a chain mail. I also enjoy how you can get defensive when no one takes you seriously. Quick you better post on this on at least 6 more forums or your first child will be gay and democrat.



Doesn't really matter, Obama has til 2016.
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If the GOP and its supporters spent less time writing parables and more time actually trying to draft a real solution, they might have won the election and wouldn't have the need for parable chain letters.

The moral of the story is...they have nobody to blame but themselves.
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If the GOP and its supporters spent less time writing parables and more time actually trying to draft a real solution, they might have won the election and wouldn't have the need for parable chain letters.

The moral of the story is...they have nobody to blame but themselves.
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