The PJ Tatler

Dem Rep. Jan Schakowsky: You Don't Deserve to Keep Your Money

But government deserves to take it from you, according to the Illinois Democrat.

Schakowsky said that Americans don’t deserve to keep all of their money because we need taxes to support our society.

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“I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it and 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.

Schakowsky also says one reason the 2009 stimulus bill did not succeed was because it was not large enough.

In the past liberal Democrats could say crazy, counterproductively honest, things like this and get away with it. Gerrymandering took care of them, and their narrow slice of voters agreed with them. But after NY-9 going GOP I’m not so sure.