Over the past several decades, there have been a number of studies made on the effects of liberal government social programs. In the vast majority of the studies, these social programs have been shown on help propagate the problem they are trying to solve, rather than eliminate the problem.
I’m always on the lookout for a good example that helps to demonstrate the socialistic nature of many of our government’s current programs. Like many of you, I receive a number of emails with political commentary and characterizations. I review a number of them and then delete them.
However, there was one that caught my attention. I checked for authenticity and do not believe the email represents a real event. But since numerous studies of the socialist programs of the Democrats indicate this to be an accurate description of what has been taking place, I have decided to use it here as a teaching point.
“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 would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A… 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. All failed, to their great surprise, 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.
Remember, there is a test coming up. The 2012 Elections.”