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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Food For Thought

 I am amazed at how many in this country have bought the lie that socialism is what this country needs. They are brainwashed into believing that THEY will benefit somehow if government gets thier hands on yet more of the hard earned cash of the most successful in this country. REALLY? THEY won't see a dime, life for everyone becomes less, government just wastes more and expands it's power, we are the losers here, all of us if we allow this to happen.

I found this today and it speaks volumes as to what will happen to this country if the Obama administration gets thier way. As we go into an election year, we all need to think hard about what kind of country we want to be living in.


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 will be averaged an...d everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).


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.


To their great surprise, ALL FAILED 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. It could not be any simpler than that.


These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

4 comments:

  1. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! Loved and agree with your thoughts, Jody! & We all have to get out an vote this year so that we can make a change! Kim

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  2. Hello my friend, Happy New Year! I do agree with you all the way, we need the change, as soon as possible, it cannot go on like this any longer. Our country has been sold out! Get out there and vote!

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  3. I think you summed it up for all of us just beautifully! This country needs to progress in a positive direction, not regress. Thanks for saying it so clearly that all can understand.....definitely food for thought.

    hugs!
    Carol

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  4. I'm right there with you, Jody. Thanks so much for putting this all out there; I have strong feelings too on this subject but haven't blogged about them. I'm very worried about the direction that our country is headed...

    Hugs,
    Pam

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