Buddy, can you spare a little GPA?

by editor on August 22, 2011

A California college graduate proposes students with good grades contribute grade points to comrades with poorer grades in order to make grading fairer.

Since we said “California”, you’re probably thinking this is a serious proposal by a Democrat politician running for office.

For once, you’re wrong as Fox News informs us:

[Recent graduate] Oliver Darcy … proposes that students with good grades contribute their GPA to their academically sluggish friends. He argues that this is how the federal government takes wealth from the country’s high wage earners and distributes it to the low income earners.

Darcy, who films his encounters with teachers and fellow students, doesn’t have much luck selling this theory.

He said many students … support high taxes on the rich, but … cringed at the thought of spreading around their academic wealth.

In a video posted on Exposingleftists.com, one student said, “If I do give GPA points to students that don’t deserve it, it isn’t fair, I work for what I have.”

Just say you know Nancy Pelosi and ask for an exemption. It works with Obamacare.

Oliver also [asks] whether students want to sign his petition to pay their share of the national debt – which amounts to nearly $47,000 per person.

[reaction was mixed] with one student saying the debt isn’t hers because she didn’t contribute to it.

Nobody wants to be “mean” and nix another’s government check but nobody wants to pay the bill, either. Taxing “the rich” becomes the easy out until one discovers “the rich is me.”

Students, that’s one thing they don’t teach you in school.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Fox News

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Not so silent
Member

Obungles will probably make this “Strudent” his education Czar….First your money, then your GPA, next you’ll be required to “share” your home with a large family of illegal aliens, and if you don’t, Barney Frank forecloses on your house.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Every house that Barney forecloses on will help bring down the value of the neighborhood even more, since he will open up a gay prostitution ring in the basement.

beanhead54
Guest

Same premise, been floating around for years:

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single
student, but had once failed an entire class.

The class (students) insisted that socialism worked since 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 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 had studied hard were upset while the students who had
studied very little were happy.

But, as the second test rolled around, the students who had studied little
studied even less and the ones who had studied hard decided that since
they couldn’t make an A, they also studied less. The second Test average
was a D.

No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average grade was an
F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling, all resulted
in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else.

To their great surprise all failed. The professor told them that socialism
would ultimately fail because the harder people try to succeed the greater
their reward (capitalism) but when a government takes all the reward
away (socialism) no one will try or succeed.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Exactly. Only the morons of that class actually thought that socialism will still be a good idea. Producers will see no need to produce for others, so they will produce just for themselves (unless the government steals it) and those that do not produce at all will get angry because the government will not be able to support them when they run out of money.

You have to want it in order to succeed, take the ability to want it by saying that it will be given instead, people will lower their standards and not try.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

A very good description of how socialism works. The professor should also have mentioned that while everyone failed the class, HIS paycheck continued to roll in, since he was “the elite” in the class.

KimmyQueen
Guest

A lot of these morons do not realize that one day if they apply themselves, they too can also gain wealth and unless they are crazy, they will want to keep as much of it as possible. Even if they claim to be socialists, they will still choose to keep as much of their money as possible, just scream and shout for OTHERS to pay first. When other people’s money is exhausted they will come from their money and they will cry bloody murder. This is of course just hypocrisy and it is characteristic of the Left.

PsychoDad
Guest

Exactly Kimmy, socialism -under whatever guise- is nothing but a pyramid scheme, or maybe more like an upside down pyramid. First you take away from just that little bit at the top — then you have to scavenge the next level…and the next . . . and next thing ya know,you’re down to bedrock and a vacuous halfwit talking about Hope and Change.

KimmyQueen
Guest

It is true all this socialism has lead us straight to Obama.

StrinaM
Member

I’ve seen the videos and its hilarious. Its funny how when its something these brats have actually worked for, they don’t want it shared with people who didn’t work as hard. They didn’t contribute to the debt??? Where do they think their student loan came from? Anywho, I used this same argument with a friend… He’s in his 30s and just finished college and now finally has a real job. He never responded back with a counter argument with sharing his GPA with those who didn’t work for it.

poppajoe49
Member

They are all Dem congresspersons in training.
“Take from the rich and give to the poor! What, I’m rich? No, take from the OTHER rich!”

it isn’t fair, I work for what I have

No you didn’t we worked for what you have!

hologram5
Member

This is too funny and too true. The libs are very effective and getting entitlements going, until they run out of other people’s money. They sure the hell don’t want to use their own. Look at Pelousy, she grew her wealth by 62% while speaker of the house. Wonder how she did that? INSIDER TRADING!!

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