The Question: How much of your own money do you deserve to keep

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Joined: 07/14/2010

A very poignant question. The actual question was delivered by a teen at the Teaparty debates the question was... "out of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think that I deserve to keep?"

So how much do we "deserve" to keep. Well according to Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky not much at all.

“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.

Personally to me the answer is very simple. We "deserve" to keep every penny, but we agree to pay for Government. We, however, do not agree on how those funds are spent
and that folks that is the issue. Do we continue to allow Government to waste Billions on failed Green Technology like Solyndra or pork projects like Corn subsidies or do
we finally say enough, stop the madness?

The Election in 2012 will be the most contentious and racially charged election we have ever witnessed. One side will claim they have fixed the economy and the other wants to starve grandma. The other side will say they have all the answers and pander to every voter group out there.

Neither side really wins. Because whoever sits in the Whitehouse some serious economic facts will have to be addressed and neither side will win with the entitlement class. Which side will have the political will to get it done? My guess neither.