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SIMPLE ANALOGY

 

This is as clear as it gets!

 

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that

he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that 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 socialism. 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.

 

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.

 

May we get this message to the white house and CONGRESS. what say you ?

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May we get this message to the white house and CONGRESS. what say you ?

 

Every four years for the Presidency and two for Congress. That is how you get your message across. Otherwise it falls on deaf ears, especially a mere 6 months after getting elected.

 

Right or wrong, the majority of the country does not agree with your contentions and supports the President and his actions.

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Every four years for the Presidency and two for Congress. That is how you get your message across. Otherwise it falls on deaf ears, especially a mere 6 months after getting elected.

 

Right or wrong, the majority of the country does not agree with your contentions and supports the President and his actions.

 

Technically it is only the majority of people who voted that supported the President not the majority of people in the US...as I believe the voter turnout was 57% - pretty good for an election but still leaves 43% of a silent minority that could have joined with the 58 million that didn't vote for Obama vs. the 66 million that did

 

Even so, the numbers didn't represent such a landslide victory that would allow the Pres. to propose and do whatever he wanted. If he openly talked about socialism and the changes he has made that don't seem to be working on the economy, the numbers could have been much different IMO...

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Technically it is only the majority of people who voted that supported the President not the majority of people in the US...as I believe the voter turnout was 57% - pretty good for an election but still leaves 43% of a silent minority that could have joined with the 58 million that didn't vote for Obama vs. the 66 million that did

 

Even so, the numbers didn't represent such a landslide victory that would allow the Pres. to propose and do whatever he wanted. If he openly talked about socialism and the changes he has made that don't seem to be working on the economy, the numbers could have been much different IMO...

 

I never said it was a landslide.

 

Also, you can't complain if you don't participate.

 

And i strongly disagree that he is a socialists. Agree to disagree.

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Good post Rick. No doubt that the president is a socialist he just tries not to sound that way so the label doesn't stick.

 

Socialism's definition is advocating the vesting ownership and control of the means of production and distribution. This has happened with the nationalization of banks, and GM. Healthcare is next.

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I never said it was a landslide.

 

Also, you can't complain if you don't participate.

 

And i strongly disagree that he is a socialists. Agree to disagree.

 

I dont agree to agree to disagree... that XXXX a socialist.

 

Remember spread the wealth? Again, helping those around us is our moral duty and privilege, not a legal obligation. or at least shouldnt be.

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I never said it was a landslide.

 

Also, you can't complain if you don't participate.

 

And i strongly disagree that he is a socialists. Agree to disagree.

 

I know you didn't say it was a landslide, I was just pointing out that in your comment to Rick you stated "Right or wrong, the majority of the country does not agree with your contentions and supports the President and his actions," and technically the people who support the Pres. aren't the majority and usually never are based on the numbers....and IMO just b/c someone doesn't vote doesn't mean they can't criticize the direction the country is going in

 

It is okay... unlike my comrade...I am okay with agreeing to disagree...however the Pres. won't allow that any more lol...

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Every four years for the Presidency and two for Congress. That is how you get your message across. Otherwise it falls on deaf ears, especially a mere 6 months after getting elected.

 

Right or wrong, the majority of the country does not agree with your contentions and supports the President and his actions.

 

 

BTW, the last sentence is incorrect. The majority does support the president but not his economic policies. Which goes to show what a celebrity crazed culture this country has become.

 

http://www.9news.com/money/article.aspx?storyid=117951&catid=344

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/06/obama-poll-economic-stimulus-confidence-down.html

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/56_don_t_want_to_pay_more_to_fight_global_warming

http://abcnews.go.com/images/PollingUnit/1091a1ObamaandPolitics.pdf

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I find all of you amusing, a small left (sorry about that word) over cliche,survivors in a bomb shelter. Taking comfort by repeating the same ole, same ole slogans and "the sky is falling."

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Every four years for the Presidency and two for Congress. That is how you get your message across. Otherwise it falls on deaf ears, especially a mere 6 months after getting elected.

 

Right or wrong, the majority of the country does not agree with your contentions and supports the President and his actions.

 

42% of the country now identifies themselves as conservatives. Liberals make up like a 20% count. You are going to be hard pressed to prove that the majority approve of his actions.

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2'6m il , thats a lot of jobs lost , however i don't think that Obama is at fault entirely, i think you have to go back to bush and this do nothing congress, which today does even less under obama, i think that Nancy needs to go back to California and stop riding these big airplanes at taxpayers expense. what say you ?;)

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2'6m il , thats a lot of jobs lost , however i don't think that Obama is at fault entirely, i think you have to go back to bush and this do nothing congress, which today does even less under obama, i think that Nancy needs to go back to California and stop riding these big airplanes at taxpayers expense. what say you ?;)

 

I say anyone in there longer than 2 years should be sent home. From both parties. clean house. Do away with the tax code and go to a straight flat tax. Build a big friggin fence on our southern border and man it! And to do something about Social Security. I have arrested too many POS idiots who are on disability for being drunks, drug addicts or other total BS reasons. I have more ideas of your interested.........

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If whoever is in charge of our government wants to help America, they need to start by rebuilding our infrastructure. We need to upgrade our transportation system badly because the nations highways, bridges, railways, etc are in need of a major overhaul. Good paying jobs would become available for construction trades, that don't require college degrees but a good work ethic. Advances in the railroad system alone with new technologies would greatly increase efficiency in the transportation of materials and even people. Faster railways could reduce the strain of the interstates and even airways over our nation.

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Giving people handouts is not the answer. Find people jobs, especially those who do want to work, and give the feeling of having an investment in something besides themselves. Sucking on the teet of the government forces people to become less reliant on themselves and their abilities. Over time entire generations are taught to be stagnant and let someone else do the work for you. Whether its our government, a foreign company or manufacturer, big business, etc, it completely dries the wells of innovation, hard work, independence, and determination this country was founded on.

 

I too have had to deal with more than my fair share of individual's leeching off society if for no other reason than its the easiest way of getting by. There are generations of families who are so ingrained in the welfare system its all they know and will never try to better themselves unless jolted out of it somehow. There is no checks and balances in the system to control the continued exploitation of it. The system is broke and throwing more money into it only frustrates those paying for it that much more, to have to work to support others who are unwilling to do so.

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No representation without taxation!

 

every one should have a tax bill. even if it's a small one for the poorest Americans. but they need to have some ownership and appreciation that government programs cost money, real money.

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IMHO From the winners, who are not socialists, I say "minded" was left out. As in Simple Minded Analogy. Y'all still chained to the past, rhetoric, and spin. SJ :ballchain::yo:

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