38. Lesson in Socialism
This story has been making its way around the internet, but it is such a great story, I have to include it in our healthcare discussions. This story explains perfectly why the concept of socialism can never really work. Here goes:
An college economics professor 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 and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will 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 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.
Now imagine what will happen if your health, your very life, is left up to system run by people who have no motivation to do their best for you. Welcome to socialized healthcare.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections. For America, this one is either Pass or Fail. Either we continue to go down the one-way road to Socialism or we make a U-turn back to Freedom. We cannot have it both ways.
(Note: This commentary is by Dr. Jill Vecchio.)