You have two cows. Give one to your neighbour.
You have two cows. Give both to the government. The government gives you milk.
You sell one cow and buy a bull.
You have two cows. Give milk to the government. The government sells it.
The government shoots you and takes the cows.
The government shoots one cow, milks the other, and pours the milk down the sink.
Keep the cows. Steal another one. Shoot the government.
Freeze the milk. Embalm the cows.
Obama can't have my cows.