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, This class will be run as an experiment in socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade. Theoretically 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.

I was recently thinking how this relates to the Obama universal health care proposal. Aside from the obviously scary parts of the Obamacare proposal, generally it might appear to work for a brief period. This would be where everyone gets a ‘B’ on the first test. Next will come the revolt as the system becomes bankrupt and overloaded. If this lasts for any extended period, what about the health care workers? What is their incentive to excel? Who will be a doctor or nurse in the future? What effect will Obamacare have on church run Nursing Homes and Hospitals? Once we give this away – it’s gone for good. Once the government takes over, doom is assured. Think People!

Yes, I feel we need to do something. I’d love to see everyone have adequate health care. I don’t know how to do it, but I do know that this is NOT the way. Can’t we come up with a plan that will help just those who truly need help? Why does this administration want to control everyone’s healthcare? If something is free it quickly becomes valueless.



  1. Greg Gilbert says:

    Sounds like a made up story to me.

    Gee, if every other Western Industrialized nation can insure medicine for all, why can’t we? Are American’s so selfish and stupid?

  2. admin says:

    I dunno – didn’t Maggie say it best?
    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

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