Skip to comments.Dem Congresswoman: "You Don't Deserve To Keep All" Of Your Money (audio)
Posted on 09/14/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT by i88schwartz
Ill put it this way, you dont deserve to keep all of it. Its 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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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.
Wow, what an original idea.
She is obviously not talking to her constituents who represent the 50% of America that do not pay any taxes.
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.
Why does she not mandate this to the 1/2 of our nation that does not pay federal income tax?
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. ;-)
It was not intended to be original.
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.
You got to keep that one arround, The house hasn’t fallen on Her yet.
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..”
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?
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
Do you have a sporkweasel in your pocket?
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.
A wannabe slave master.
I think you need to pay your fair share for things weve decided are our national priorities,
“And taking your money is our highest priority”
Exactly. Notice how she said you instead of we?