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Aaron A
22nd February 2013, 07:08 PM
I found the following from a facebook "Share" that I would like to share.

"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.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
Neither could I."

rhondda rudie
22nd February 2013, 08:11 PM
Firstly Obama is no socialist.He was the presidential nominee of a centre-right party who won by beating a candidate from a right/extreme right party.The story you posted is so infantile it's laughable.Presumably all the students sit the same exam so any comparison with the complex nature of the world's biggest economy is flawed.

I've never heard Obama suggest for example that a garbage man should earn the same as a brain surgeon.The crux of what he believes,rightly in my opinion,is that the garbage man deserves a better deal.He then gets accused accused of being a socialist by hysterical right wingers in a manner that recalls the dark days of McCarthyism.

JB40
22nd February 2013, 09:35 PM
what a silly artificial post. just childish.

but staying on the same level.

two men are really good friends. One of them ate all their food and the other one starved to death. then the one that ate all the food started feeling very lonely.

the end.

Aaron A
23rd February 2013, 06:10 AM
what a silly artificial post. just childish.

but staying on the same level.

two men are really good friends. One of them ate all their food and the other one starved to death. then the one that ate all the food started feeling very lonely.

the end.
Now that's Food for Thought. :-?

I was just sharin' any way. See you all in the morning.

j59
23rd February 2013, 04:03 PM
Aaron, sorry but where's the humanity in that?
The poor are not poor by choice, somebody has to do the low paid jobs, why shouldn't those with more give to those with less?
What about the disabled who are unable to work, the longer they are unable to work the more debt they get into.
Not all poor people (seems the word 'people' wasn't mentioned only the adjectives poor and rich) don't work work hard for what they have.
It's so wrong to clump everyone in the same way. We are all individuals.

love jx

kate13
24th February 2013, 05:29 PM
what a silly artificial post. just childish.

but staying on the same level.

two men are really good friends. One of them ate all their food and the other one starved to death. then the one that ate all the food started feeling very lonely.

the end.

:laff: :laff:

kate13
24th February 2013, 05:34 PM
Now that's Food for Thought. :-?

I was just sharin' any way. See you all in the morning.

Aaron it reads like the tory party manifesto.

No wonder they lost the credit rating, I give it a Fail on all counts for incompetence !!!!!