“You do so well, why are you against capitalism. I’m going to say, well, clearly you don’t know what capitalism is these days. It’s about the upper 1 percent owning the majority of this country and everybody else scrambling for the crumbs.
And I look forward to the day when I really don’t have to make another one of these films or do any of this because that would be — that would be the ultimate best thing to happen.
…We’re against greed, and we’re against the fact that 1 percent could get nine slices of the pie and the other 99 percent are supposed to fight over the last slice. That is un-American, that is not democracy.”
Schakowsky: “I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of [your money].”
Schakowsky: “It’s not a question of deserving, because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.”
“Republicans have been lambasting Barack Obama who is right in the middle of the political spectrum, a mild liberal, as being a wild-eyed socialist.”
“[N]ow that we sort of control the car companies, let‘s get them doing mass transit. Let‘s get them doing things that are going to save this planet because the internal combustion engine is not going to get us to the 22nd century. It‘s not just going to—we‘re not going to have a planet. That has to stop.”
“We are all socialists in this country who support public education, state funded universities, government-run hospitals, Medicare, Social Security, classic socialistic programs that have sensibly found their way into the American economy.”
“I wipe my ass with the flag every night when I take a shit, man.
…Bring your mom, I’d like to f*ck her.
Bring your Republican mama I’d like to f*ck her in the ass.”
“We are not the rugged individualists we think we are. After getting an education paid for by the government, if we live long enough, we all get retirement income from the government and health care paid for by the government. That is a very healthy dose of good old-fashioned socialism, but we remain the country that pretends to hate socialism.”