“Red” Jan Schakowsky: “You don’t deserve to keep all of your money”

Posted by: Phineas on September 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm

**Posted by Phineas

I’ll give Comrade Congresswoman Schakowsky this much: she’s at least honest, although I’m sure it wasn’t intentional. On the Don Wade & Roma Show on WLS-AM this morning, the host tried to tie her down on the question of how high the tax rate should be:

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

Host: So Jan Schakowsky, out of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?

Schakowsky: What is really your question here? Do you think you should not contribute to firefighters?

Host: No, no, it’s a very simple question. Out of every dollar I earn, how much do you, Jan Schakowsky, think I deserve to keep?

Schakowsky: No, it’s not a simple question. No, it is not a simple question. I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it.

Host: Why?

Schakowsky: It’s not a question of deserving. What government is, is those things we decide to do together.

That last line is probably garbled. I think she meant to say:

“…those things we, your betters who are so much wiser than you, decide you want.”

However, the congresswoman committed the cardinal sin of modern American Socialism: she forgot to be stealthy about her intentions. Having failed to provoke revolution in the 60s and early 70s, mainstream American Socialism coalesced around the idea that it was better to disguise their true intentions behind the honeyed words of “communitarianism” and “shared values,” while working for incremental, instead of revolutionary change. They were supposed to be open just amongst themselves, at conferences only they paid attention to and journals only they read. (Because they’re too turgid and abstruse for most folks. And bloody dull.) But Schakowski, an open member of the Democratic Socialists of America, probably forgot she wasn’t on wholly safe ground.

Shouldn’t blame her too much, though. Even her party leader couldn’t hide his inner Socialist completely.

Remember, your money is not your property, peasant. It is at the service of the State.

SEE ALSO: Big Government and Power Line.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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    1. Carlos says:

      That question was the best one of all at the most recent Republican “debate”/blowfest.

      How much money one EARNS does one deserve to keep? All of it, except what the government needs to constitutionally function, which does not include welfare (personal or corporate.)

      And it sure as heck doesn’t include tax “rebates” to people who haven’t paid taxes to begin with (personal or corporate.)

      Schakowsky is such a political skag, along with all of her party “leaders” and her Unicorn-Feeder-in-Chief.

    2. Drew says:

      I live in Chicago metro. Heard the interview. Priceless.

      And they wonder why Chicago, and the state of IL are broke………

    3. nina says:

      Her ex-con husband wrote Obamacare. She’s a declared maoist.

    4. Kate says:

      The handwriting was on the walls years go….now we have the verbal confirmation.

      Freudian slip? Yup!

    5. Tom TB says:

      If she thinks we don’t deserve to keep all of our money, then she thinks we are slaves and not free people who CHOOSE what we want to contribute to the common good. We are the boss, honey; you serve us!

    6. Tex says:

      Congresswoman Schakowsky needs to give me all of her salary so that I can pay all the bills I’m struggling with. I’m sure she won’t mind since she believes the more fortunate (like her) should have their wealth redistributed to the less fortunate (like me). I will take a check from her but I would prefer direct deposit. I will be anxiously awaiting her money. And, thank you Congresswoman Schakowsky!

    7. Carlos says:

      Hey, she works hard (obviously not hard enough to work her behind off, but hard) to earn the money she steals from producers.

      Both she, and her Democrap colleagues, and her party leaders including the Prez and VP, and even some RINOs.. That’s their lot in life, to steal with impunity.

      Go ahead. Report me to Duh-1’s snitch list!

    8. Bremen says:

      I wonder how much money the conservatives think I should be able to keep so that the United States government can continue to conduct this war on terrorism?