Below is a perfect (maybe simplified) example of why the Government should not take over ANY industry, including healthcare. It will drag us all down to depths never thought possible.

A friend shared the following with me...

Socialism

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student, but had once failed an entire class. The vast majority of the class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor 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 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, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise. 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.

Does it even get any simpler than that?

Remember, the government is NOT a business for profit and derives it's power and MONEY from you and I. It can ONLY give to someone what it has TAKEN away from someone else.

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Comment by David Curtis on April 13, 2009 at 7:33am
Doug,
Well said and what a great example that explains by simple example the downside to socialism. Everyone points to Europe as the model. No thank you, I would rather trust my health to doctors and health care professionals in the U.S. that have a success driven mentality to strive for greater and greater improvements in health care. There is a reason that the U.S. constantly produces the greatest health care advances. Competition. Does it cost more? Sure but I think the results speak for themselves. The same goes for financial opportunity, no where else in the world are the opportunities for wealth and succss so great and competition and potential reward are what make this possible.
No free ride for me, I will work for my success and enjoy the fruits of my labors.

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