Evanston’s representative in Congress, Jan Schakowsky, has endorsed a plan to raise taxes on the very rich — people who have incomes of more than $1 million a year. What do you think about that?

Evanston’s representative in Congress, Jan Schakowsky, has endorsed a plan to raise taxes on the very rich — people who have incomes of more than $1 million a year. What do you think about that?

Should people who earn over $1 million a year pay higher tax rates than middle-class wage earners?

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I think it is a Great Idea!!

    I think it is a Great Idea!! I am taxed to DEATH!! Why shouldn't they bear a fair share?  Remember the REAL Boston Tea Party??  I am taxed without being represented in some closed door Evanston City office.  And why do you think people are protesting on Wall Street?  Our backs are taxed, and we are already on the ground!

  2. Does this explain liberals to you?

    Does this explain liberals to you?

    "This is sheer genius."

    In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. 

    His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explained, "Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it."

    Who can add anything to this?

    1. Facts. Who needs them?

      From FactCheck.org —

      Q: Did Sen. Dodd of Connecticut really say that requiring homebuyers to make a 5 percent down payment "would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it"?

      A: No. This quote was made up by satirist John Semmens, who regularly writes a blog called Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News.

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