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Dem Congresswoman: "You Don't Deserve To Keep All" Of Your Money (audio)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 09/14/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT by i88schwartz

“I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of it. It’s not a question of deserving, because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together," Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) told the Don Wade & Roma show on WLS-AM.

"I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities," Schakowsky added.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: fairshare; janschakowsky; schakowsky; taxes; teaparty
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1 posted on 09/14/2011 9:23:51 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Socialist.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 9:26:06 AM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: i88schwartz
...because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together...

I do not recall being allowed to decide on the bloat or existence of the EPA, DOE, Dept. of Education, etc...

3 posted on 09/14/2011 9:27:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: i88schwartz

“I think you need to pay your fair share for things we’ve decided are our national priorities,” Schakowsky added.”

But...we have no say in what those priorities are.

Oh. I forgot. We’re all socialists now.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: i88schwartz

Jan Schakowsky you don’t deserve your paycheck. Hand it over to me now!


5 posted on 09/14/2011 9:31:32 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: i88schwartz

“Things we’ve decided”.... Who’s the “WE” Schanko baby? That is the point... “you” direct thus in all of these machine driven unpopular socialist crap programs of the new world order of leftist. We aren’t buying it, and we won’t pay for it. And uh, you’re gone in 2012 if there is a God and voters finally get it.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 9:33:19 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: i88schwartz
“I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities,”

Why do Liberals insist on telling and re telling these howling lies” Why does the MSM swallow their lies whole?

For decades, American taxpayers have been paying taxes (and more all the time) for numerable government relief services for the needy. THIS is over and above the many and generous charitable donations Americans routinely make.

Why do Liberal (Communist) politicians always get away with making Americans sound like greedy and uncaring brutes who DO NOT and NEVER WILL pay their own way ... and THEN SOME?

7 posted on 09/14/2011 9:33:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: i88schwartz

Yawn.... Same thing they’ve been saying. She just used fewer words.


8 posted on 09/14/2011 9:33:38 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: i88schwartz

Totalitarian leftist.


9 posted on 09/14/2011 9:34:24 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: i88schwartz
Funniest part of the full 4+ minutes at the source is the fact she claims to be in the 35% tax bracket and is willing to pay more for "national priorities."

Wanna bet her itemized tax returns say something different....?

10 posted on 09/14/2011 9:34:37 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: i88schwartz
Because we are not a democracy but have a representative government, technically she is correct. We elect people to represent us and to make decisions on the governmental level. Even the hated EPA(spit) was put into place by elected officials

If we don't like the decisions they are making we vote them out and put representatives in that more reflect our values. That is why elections are so important.

Constitutionally we are "doing this together".

I don't agree with how she said it; it comes across as arrogant and elitist.

We do need to take this country back, though.

11 posted on 09/14/2011 9:36:49 AM PDT by bubbacluck (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: i88schwartz

She’s getting close but that’s not really what they believe. They believe EVERYTHING is theirs and they LET YOU HAVE some of it.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 9:37:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: i88schwartz

“I think you need to pay your fair share for things we’ve decided are our national priorities,”

And taking your money is our highest priority.


13 posted on 09/14/2011 9:38:09 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: liege

Constitutionally we are “doing this together”.

The Federal Government is way way way beyond the bounds of the Constitution.


14 posted on 09/14/2011 9:38:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Then we need to vote in people who will do the right thing.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 9:40:32 AM PDT by bubbacluck (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: i88schwartz
Ninety-seven percent retention ought to be about correct. Should be able to run an effective, non-interventionist military, secure the borders and run the government on three percent of GDP collected from the states.
16 posted on 09/14/2011 9:40:41 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (How will the Rats keep power?)
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To: i88schwartz
"I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities," Schakowsky added.

These elitist bastards need to face some consequences.

Of all the elitist crap... YOU need to pay for what WE decide it should be spent on.

17 posted on 09/14/2011 9:41:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: i88schwartz
Heard the interview live. Go to WLS and listen to the whole thing.

What had me flabbergasted was her contention that Obama has been the most pro-Israel president EVER. She is shocked that NY-9 went the way it did because of the Jewish vote. Don't the Jews know what a friend Obama has been to them?

Doesn't Jan realize Obama's vaunted Arab Spring has brought great danger to Israel, as evidenced by the sacking of the Israeli Embassy in Egypt?

18 posted on 09/14/2011 9:41:11 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: liege

We need to take away their positions of power,
not just put “our people” in positions of power,

but ELIMINATE the positions of power, and the power of the positions that can’t be constitutionally eliminated.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Army Air Corps
This statement is why you hear the term ‘the ruling class’ more and more in the MSM. At one time this term was used primarily in describing the executive and congress.

Lately, I have noticed ‘the ruling class’ being used to describe all bureaucrats of any kind. Judges, Cops, even the lady at the DMV is now the ruling class.

American society is being formally divided into those who are IN government or government services, and those who work to pay the government.

The concept of a public ‘servant’ is gone as is any notion of ‘representation’. This is a full blown take-over of America by a gang of cronies, elitists, and their friends. We are, or are becoming, a completely government controlled police-like state.

We can thank the establishment of the single party system known as the (RNC/DNC) and the actual people they truly work for. (hint: it aint us)

20 posted on 09/14/2011 9:43:25 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m waiting for the Dims to propose a “potential tax”. After all, you don’t deserve to be left with a lifestyle decision that deprives the government of its money.

SO, if you have a Master’s Degree in English, but have decided to stay home with your children, you have given up the potential for a lucrative Text Editor position paying $80,000. Therefore, you owe $35,000 in taxes based on your potential.

This is simply the logical end of Dim logic. Of course, there would be plenty of waivers for typically liberal jobs.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 9:46:26 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: liege

Wow, what an original idea.


22 posted on 09/14/2011 9:47:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: i88schwartz

She is obviously not talking to her constituents who represent the 50% of America that do not pay any taxes.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 9:49:46 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: MrB

If your talking about bureaucratic positions of power, then yes. Being a member of the House or Senate is constitutional. The people need to break down and destroy most of what started in the days of FDR.


24 posted on 09/14/2011 9:50:25 AM PDT by bubbacluck (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: i88schwartz

Why does she not mandate this to the 1/2 of our nation that does not pay federal income tax?


25 posted on 09/14/2011 9:52:10 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: i88schwartz

what government is, is those things that we decide to do together..

obviously, this includes as the target of an unpopular regulation or a barrel of a gun , presumably, ..

You doubt it, Remember Elian. ;-)


26 posted on 09/14/2011 9:53:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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27 posted on 09/14/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: DManA
Wow, what an original idea.

It was not intended to be original.

28 posted on 09/14/2011 9:56:24 AM PDT by bubbacluck (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: i88schwartz

Depends entirely on other people’s decision of what “fair” is and what “things” they want to spend it on - it seems like both are totally out of kilter.

Mel


29 posted on 09/14/2011 9:59:56 AM PDT by melsec
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To: Deo volente

You got to keep that one arround, The house hasn’t fallen on Her yet.


30 posted on 09/14/2011 10:01:24 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SampleMan
Actually the IRS did try something like that regarding potential value of a spare bedroom that could be rented out. If the going price for a bedroom rental is,say, $400 per month then you would be taxed on that potential. Fortunately it didn't get through.
31 posted on 09/14/2011 10:05:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: jessduntno

Don’t know if you saw this, but yesterday, Henry “Nostrils” Waxman..was asked about the pending Dem loss in NY9..he said that “Jews” might vote against Dems because they wanted to keep their wealth..”


32 posted on 09/14/2011 10:08:09 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: i88schwartz
"I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities," Schakowsky added.

Yeah, as if any of the freeloading, floor-sweeping, high school dropout, welfare scamming, EIC-collecting, braindead democrat base is paying their fair share. If the bimbo really wants to raise taxes, how about raising them on the folks that aren't paying a single penny in federal income tax?

33 posted on 09/14/2011 10:08:48 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: DManA
It is the way the country is supposed to work. Now MR. Smartazz lets me tell you a little story of how it works. Our local tea party was a big part in taking out a RINO state senator this last cycle. We have a tea party member in his place. We got rid of a yellow dog dem. in the U.S. House and replaced him. He was sucking on the teat for 20 years with almost no opposition most years. Get off your lazy ass and push to change your rep or senator if they are a problem.Support those who will dismantle the EPA, eliminate the dept. of Education etc. The founders expected us to keep track of what these clowns do in congress. WE ALL have been asleep at the wheel at one time or another. Wake up and start taking action. The pols. in our county know we are the new kingmakers. Both on a local and national level.
34 posted on 09/14/2011 10:12:56 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: liege

I agree for the most part, except where you say its being done ‘constitutionally’. I don’t think many taxes, laws, regulations, etc are being done constitutionally (and I think most FReepers agree). Instead there are things being done in spite of the constitution, most specifically wrt state and individual rights, through congressional and executive overreach.

However the elected and subsequent appointed officials are not challenging this unconstitutional behavior, so yes, we must vote them out. This includes our state legislatures, whose job, I feel, includes making challenges to the feds on states rights. Not to mention states should get out of the fed’s state welfare trough.

Senators should still be appointed by the state’s legislature. That was a major crime against the states and the original intent of the constitution.

But, apart from people who seem in some ways extreme (i.e., Ron Paul) I am always left feeling that most ‘viable’ political candidates give the constitutionality issues lip service.

This is why we do need a third party. But as I posted many months ago, the third party should only operate as a principled caucus within congress, and should NOT try to push for a presidential candidate, but get the GOP candidate to acknowledge and agree to act on their issues with constitutional violations.

and then there’s the SCOTUS


35 posted on 09/14/2011 10:13:36 AM PDT by jbp1 (be nice now)
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To: i88schwartz
"I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities,"

What's this "WE", bixxh?

Do you have a sporkweasel in your pocket?

36 posted on 09/14/2011 10:19:19 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: SkyDancer

Yes. Property values are already based on “potential”.

If my $1600/acre farm land is re-zone to commercial, it is instantly valued at that rate, say $500,000 an acre. Luckily, most local government is still somewhat reasonable.


37 posted on 09/14/2011 10:21:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: i88schwartz
Enough said....

38 posted on 09/14/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by y6162
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To: library user

A wannabe slave master.


39 posted on 09/14/2011 10:24:13 AM PDT by monocle (es have ing high income)
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To: Humble Servant

“I think you need to pay your fair share for things we’ve decided are our national priorities,”

“And taking your money is our highest priority”

Exactly. Notice how she said you instead of we?


40 posted on 09/14/2011 10:28:41 AM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: SampleMan
"From each according to his ability..."

Classic commie socialism...


41 posted on 09/14/2011 10:29:42 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: SampleMan

I’m waiting for the Dims to propose a “potential tax”


Potential taxation and fines are not a new concept. I admit to laziness here in that I did not go and find a few examples.

But yes, I have heard of judgments ranging from alimony and child support or lawsuits being gauged on how much *they* (whoever ‘they’ are) feel you could potentially earn.

Two possible problems with this are that it unequivocally punishes achievement and success while rewarding mediocrity and could establish a work-farm type situation where an individual is ‘forced’ to work and must make $100, 000 dollars or more per year. Enforcement of that could be tricky.

There is an Atlas Shrugged element to this kind of thinking. As the taxes, judgments, and settlements become more and more outrageous and in this case based at least partially on nonexistent income, some people just refuse to pay or refuse to work. (I believe OJ Simpson has been accused of this.) A doctor may close his practice, for example, simply because it is no longer profitable or justifiable to continue working.

What would the government do in that case...force him/her to work? I don’t know. We’ll see...


42 posted on 09/14/2011 10:31:34 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: ken5050

Don’t know if you saw this, but yesterday, Henry “Nostrils” Waxman..”

It’s the Pig-Man, Jerry!


43 posted on 09/14/2011 10:38:08 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: library user

And a lying sack of excrement. I think that she, and all other democrats need an appointment with a lamp post and a rope.


44 posted on 09/14/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: ken5050

Frankly, I think most of the middle class would like to keep their wealth~what is left of it :(


45 posted on 09/14/2011 11:03:19 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: liege

Eliminate “the positions of power” in the bureaucracy,
and eliminate the “power of the positions” in the Constitutional parts of the fedgov.

The only politician that can’t be bought is the one with nothing to sell.


46 posted on 09/14/2011 11:08:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

That may indeed be what is needed in the way of a consequence for these elitists.
I don’t think they’ll take any other sort of lesson to heart and decide that they, indeed, DON’T know better than everyone else, and they, indeed, DON’T deserve to make our decisions for us.


47 posted on 09/14/2011 11:13:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

I’m very pessimistic about the future of our experiment in self government.


48 posted on 09/14/2011 11:39:23 AM PDT by DManA
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To: i88schwartz

No one ever asked me about supporting PBS or the Nauseating Endowment for the Arts


49 posted on 09/14/2011 12:35:10 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: i88schwartz

Supreme Court stated decades ago:

The power to tax is the power to destroy and to destroy completely.

None more power-crazed than the powers that be in Washington DC.


50 posted on 09/14/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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