Burning Obama

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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As seen in a post from a forum I frequent.

Burning Obama




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 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.


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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:57 AM
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This is like the third this was posted.
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Looks like they changed the post to President Obama's socialism.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by Djdoubt03
As seen in a post from a forum I frequent.

Burning Obama





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 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.


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Here's the original off a Libertarian post.



An economics professor said 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. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied only a little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied less than what they had. 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, 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.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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I totally agree, with Socialism there would always be problems and almost no on would want to go to school to become a doctor and spend all that time in school then get paid the same as the janitor that works at the same place.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:02 AM
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Darn,

Looks like I had an Epic fail, thought this would be a first post. Good Job keeping track



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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I'm curious to the origin of this story. Because there is one that was posted that was critical against capitalism.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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I saw this a few places online during the election, although I am no fan of Obama, I dont really like the story, it doesnt seem to make any valid argument imo. The class room example is a poor metaphor of a socialist government, something much more complex and totally different. Plus, the whole story is made up, so imo it doesnt prove anything. You could rewrite the story to "prove" your own ideologies..



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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reply to post by CREAM
 


This story is made up? I'm surprised to find that out. I was even hoping that after snopes reads my email they could find the origins.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
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This story is made up? I'm surprised to find that out. I was even hoping that after snopes reads my email they could find the origins.

Here is an article for it on snopes.com



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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Please continue the discussion here.

Thank you.

Thread closed.





 
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