Students: Redistributing Wealth Is Fair-But Don’t Do It To My GPA Scores!

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.

The reactions are almost humorous and the answers predictable as they try to figure out a way to argue that it isn’t the same thing.  But…don’t people who earn good income work hard to do, just like those who earn a good GPA work hard to do so?

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt