Representative Jan Schakowsky: You Don’t Deserve To Keep Your Money [Reader Post]


Representative Jan Schakowsky’s Statement

On WLS’s Don & Roma radio show yesterday morning (September 15, 2011), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky claimed that Americans aren’t entitled to all of their own money. Teenager Tyler Hinsley, at the GOP presidential candidate debate in California, asked, “Of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?” Co-host Don Wade asked Schakowsky to answer the same question. After delaying for as long as she could, she finally answered. “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. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at the National Institute of Health who are looking for a cure for cancer,” Schakowsky said. Further, Schakowsky declined to answer what percentage of a person’s income he/she deserves to keep. “I pay at a 35% tax rate, happy to do it.” Rep. Schakowsky is not unique in her opinion. Her views are typical of a liberal view that sees a person’s earnings as belonging first to the state. She says one reason the 2009 stimulus was not successful was that it was not large enough.

Representative Schakowsky and her Husband

Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky is the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district. She is a Democrat. Her husband is Robert Creamer, a convicted felon. He was sentenced to five months in federal prison for writing rubber checks and failing to pay withholding taxes. He also faced 11 months of house arrest once he finished his sentence. Creamer has strong ties to Obama. Creamer had been teaching a group of young volunteers for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. The idea of a convicted felon who kited checks lecturing idealistic Obama campaign workers on how to raise money and get elected is, uhhhh, a bit much. He was a registered lobbyist working against the Senate confirmation of UN ambassador John Bolton, paid by the George Soros-funded “Open Society Policy Center.”

Schakowsky’s Own Jobs Bill

At a rally at Chicago’s Goudy Elementary School, Schakowsky previewed her “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act,” a bill modeled after FDR’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). It is proposed to cost $227 billion and would be implemented over two years, financed by separate legislation introduced by Schakowsky called the “Fairness in Taxation Act,” (see below). The congresswoman said that her plan will create 2.2 million jobs and decrease the unemployment rate by 1.3 percent. “The worst deficit this country faces isn’t the budget deficit,” Schakowsky said. “It’s the jobs deficit. We need to get our people and our economy moving again.”

Schakowsky Discusses Obama’s “Jobs Bill” Speech

“… the American people are waiting for the government to come up with a plan, which the president did tonight, on how are we going to put Americans back to work, how are we going to put money in their pocket so they can actually go out and be customers and be the job creators that are going to help, as he put it, to jumpstart our economy. I thought that was a very practical speech, as well as a very inspiring speech. I think a lot of people who have been wanting to hear the president with his strength and inspiration actually saw that president tonight.” “Well, where the heck are those jobs going to be if the federal government doesn’t help to jumpstart those jobs.” “… I certainly would rather focus on what he talked about is the fairness in our tax policies, that – and I don’t understand even why they, the Republicans laughed when he referred to Warren Buffett, who said, you know, tax me more. The American people understand that there is not fairness right now in who’s actually footing the bill …”

I find it most interesting that Schakowsky thinks “the American people are waiting for the government to come up with a plan.” I guess she thinks the American people are helpless without government.

Schakowsky’s “Fairness In Taxation Act” H.R. 1124

Says Rep. Jan Schakowsky, “We have a growing crisis of income inequality in this country. We are at levels of income disparity that we have not seen since right before the Great Depression in 1928.” She continues, “The Republicans also want to slash the bedrock safety net programs by promoting deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other vital domestic spending programs.”

She continues, “By introducing new tax brackets, we ensure a basic principal of fairness: those who have benefited the most from the opportunities that our great country provides should also invest in making those opportunities a reality for all Americans The Fairness in Taxation Act asks the very rich to pay their fair share by enacting tax brackets for income starting at $1 million and ending with a $1 billion bracket.” The new brackets would be:

  • $1-10 million: 45%
  • $10-20 million: 46%
  • $20-100 million: 47%
  • $100 million to $1 billion: 48%
  • $1 billion and over: 49%

Nowhere in her “Fairness In Taxation Act” does she mention the work done by “the very rich,” nor does she ever define fair. But… judging from her statement made yesterday, we taxpayers can now see her definition of “fair.” Fair, to her, seems to mean “send it ALL to the government. After all, we know what is best for you.”

But that’s just my opinion.

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This self-rightous hag needs to be voted out of office!! I suppose SHE is entitled to keep all her money??? She’s a classic example of what is wrong with Washington in general and Dems in specifics!

The words “Fairness”, “Patriot”, “Dream”, etc. should be disallowed as labels for bills.

She is a marxist, through and through. The ‘progressive’ tax system was devised by Marx and Engels specifically to cause a collapse of a capitalist economy. It is long past the time where we should repeal the income tax and go with either a straight federal sales tax (so everyone will be thinking about government waste everytime they buy something, thus holding these scumbag politicians in check when they put forth these worthless stimulus schemes) or a flat tax without any deductions so that EVERYONE has some skin in the game. We are already in severe danger of a mobocracy when 47% of working citizens do not pay into the federal tax system. Once we reach 51%, then the republic is doomed, because the freeloaders will never give up their entitlements. That’s exactly what Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and the other closet marxists wanted when they saddled us with income taxes, the social security ponzi scheme, and all the (misnamed) ‘Great society’ vote-buying scams. Obamacare is just another plank in the marxist idea of everyone becoming slaves to the government apparataciks…or Orwell’s pigs, if you prefer.

The Democrats has been TAKEN OVER by CommieLibs…. time the MEDIA starts CALLING it that!!! Then, put HER VIEW on the screen.. right next to QUOTES from the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx… Perhaps, MAYBE then the dead head libs “might” GET IT…..

“From each, according to their ability.. TO EACH, according to his NEEDS”….. Karl Marx
That is her EXACT Position!!! Textbook Communist Principle.

This prog claims that she pays taxes at 35%. I would suppose that she would not mind publishing her and her felon husbands local, state, and federal tax returns for the last 10 years. I have said it before, you want tax reform, make all tax returns public record. Minus of course the SS an other personal info. Just name, income, and taxes paid.

“It’s not a question of deserving, because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.” It’s just this type of pure and unadulterated socialism/communism that has gotten us to where we are right now.
It was “we” who passed Obicare, “we” who passed so many other bills that the majority of Americans were against, and have nearly bankrupted the system. It was “we”who who engage in cronyism and then tell the public that it’s just part of government. “that we have to go along to get along” Its always “we” telling me and my wife how much our fair share was. It was “we” who told us that “we” must always compromise or lose “our jobs”. It was always “we” who never had the nerve to listen to Americans who were sick and tired of a broken government ran by selfish and greedy politicians who thought of themselves first, and country second. Until “we the American people” banded together and demanded and started forcing these professional thieves to straighten up and fly right or get kicked out on their worthless buts. And these idiots wonder why only 6% of Americans have any faith in them at all. Who is that 6% anyway?

Typical Democrat Chicago hack. I saw a speech where she fired up the SEIU thugs from Chicago. A bunch of tripe about needing each other. Nothing was said about beating people up but, there was a spiel about raising taxes, and Democrats expecting help from all unions. I concluded that taxes were important to public unions and of course Democrats.

Fixed that pic of Jan for ya………..

@Rides A Pale Horse: Re: comment #8

Yes, I agree that your picture is much more appropriate – and funny!

OK Igor………….out with the guillotines………..we’re gonna shine em up

Representative Schakowsky doesn’t deserve to keep her job.

She doesn’t understand why Republicans laugh at the mention of Warren Buffet while the man has YET to pay corporate taxes since 2005, or not familiar with previous high end tax bracket attempts on those damn, “evil” rich she hates so much ? Oh dear gods, a woman this afflicted by dementia shouldn’t be in any state of power in Government.

A Street Mugger sees you have what HE WANTS… and he takes it BY FORCE……..
Liberals see you have what THEY WANT….and they act to take it by GOVERNMENT FORCE……

What’s the real Difference??? Both seek to TAKE from those who have MORE than they do…..BOTH use FORCE to MAKE you comply with THEIR wishes…. BOTH have no “Constitutional Grounds” for their actions….. why don’t we just call it what it is?? THEFT?? STEALING by Deceit…. ROBBERY??

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@Babydoc: #3

I haven’t worked since about 1990 or paid federal taxes, I’m 100% disabled but I don’t collect SS, I get a VA pension. What that means is that I served during a time of war (Nam) and and my disability isn’t service related.

Your contempt for all those on the so called dole is dually noted.

Not everyone on said dole will vote for either increasing taxes on the rich or voting themselves more benefits. If that was so the victories that the Dims have would be completely unbeatable now.

@ CJ.. LOL!! OH YEA!!!!

@ Purple Dragon… Sir, you served… you have EARNED the help you now receive in my book.. it’s those who WANT, but never GIVE BACK.. or GAVE FIRST…. that Light the Fire under people I know… YOU GAVE…. Far As I’m Concerned, guys like YOU should be moved to the FRONT of the “Public Aid” line!! the Leeches?? Dead LAST, if there is any available… Good luck Soldier!

@PurpleDragon: I agree. Those “on the dole” did not put their blood, sweat, tears, and flesh into the dollars they collect. Veterans leave behind parts of themselves in the countries to which they’re sent to fight. George Washington once said, ““The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

If true, though, I worry about our future the way our current wars have been castigated.

As usual when questioned directly, they give a vague answer about how much you should be allowed to keep. That way they can take as much as much as they “feel” is needed.