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8 years 50 weeks ago, 4:07 PM


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Nov 2008
New England Territory

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had failed very few students 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 will be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade meaning, obviously, no one will receive an A." They all agreed to this. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a C. 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 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. To their great dismay the professor failed them all. Then he sent all of them this note: "A socialistic government will 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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8 years 50 weeks ago, 4:27 PM


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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States

That's a class I could take? Ah well, too late now". Who am I? I'm Obama or Geithner. Hah hah, good impression, right?

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8 years 48 weeks ago, 12:19 AM


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Apr 2009

"The only problem with socialism is,
eventually the government will run out of our money."
Somebody intelligent, yet simple minded came out with this quote and I came upon it recently, I just can't figure out who famous has said this...
It should read: " The only problem with socialism, is the people who really want this for our country and our children", wow, you must really not like your children to want this.
If you want socialism, move out of the USA.
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