Friday, February 22, 2013


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 a...nd 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.
-Liberty Girl on Facebook


Bushwack said...

Finally some common sense from the wirecutter homestead.. I think you singlehandedly raised the IQ of the area Lisa... JK... Wirecutter is a hoot even if he sometimes puts his tin foil on too tight..

Good luck with your new endeavor.

R.R. said...

I've gotta say, this is one of the best examples of the consequences of socialism that I've seen. And to think, I thought every college professor out there was a flaming assed liberal. Glad to see I'm not totally right this time.
Josh R.

angrymike said...

Awesome post Miss Lisa, I'm reposting. You have a great teacher as a husband, I learned many things just by reading his blog, good luck on this endeavor, be careful of burnout, take you're time posting, you own no one anything.................:-)