This is a brilliant point illustrated by those at the Daily Caller. It’s human nature to be selfish and to want what others have- even though you yourself have not earned it. That’s why those who stand to receive entitlements will almost always vote for those who promise to take the wealth from those who work hard, take risks, and who have earned it and redistribute it to those who have not. Therefore, many students who have not yet entered the adult world and have not yet been penalized for doing well financially do not understand this concept is wrong. If you take away incentives for hard work and replace it with penalties that remove the reward, you will simply develop a society of people who don’t feel it is worth it to even try anymore.
Usher in the situation posed by the Daily Caller:
The College Republicans at the University of California-Merced ask fellow students, who support raising taxes on the rich, if they would be willing to redistribute their GPAs. They don’t think it’s a good idea because they earned their grades.