Schakowsky: Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money CHICAGO (WLS) - A lot of reaction Wednesday morning to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's interview with Don Wade and Roma. Schakowsky said that Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money because we need taxes to support our society. Ill put it this way. You dont deserve to keep all of it and its 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.