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Yep, It’s Official: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Pay Voluntary Higher Tax Rate in MA

Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 6:27 PM
Patriotic Liberal Wrote: 7 minutes ago (6:15 PM) First of all, I am a capitalist. Not oligarchic capitalism, but capitalism aligned to the historic nature of American freedom. Second, half-pint, spare us the psychobabble. Bottom line is that Warren is willing to make laws that increase her personal tax burden. Many if not most right-wing politicians just so happen to see public interest in what, surprise surprise, happens to be personally advantageous. Not making a big deal about it. It is possible for the two to be in convergence. But you clowns are acting as though Warren has hypocrisy issues. Actually, she is showing greater personal character. ___________ cont...
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 6:28 PM
I'd rather she take her money, start a business, hire people, grow the business to the point that she's contributing more into the state's coffers at a lower rate than she would now at a higher rate.
Patriotic Liberal Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 6:32 PM
Hard to start a business when private sector is delevering and there is no market demand. And it is hard to fix those problems when there are right-wing nitwits who think that the big problem facing our country is public debt--which btw, the market is offering to the government at less than 2% for ten years.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 6:43 PM
"Hard to start a business when private sector is delevering and there is not market demand."

I'm not quite following the part about the private sector delivering and how that makes it hard to start a business. Just want to make sure I'm understanding your point. There being no market demand is clear, as is the rest.
J. B. Books Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 7:22 PM
Benjamin - You are debating an idiot. PS is trying to use Alinsky tactics. The problem being, he really ain't that bright.

Earlier this week Elizabeth Warren was asked by the Boston Globe a seemingly simple and straightforward question about her taxes: In 2011, did she pay the 5.85% rate (which is voluntary) on her Massachusetts state tax form? Since 2001, as I explained in a previous post, residents of the Commonwealth have had the option – if they so choose – to pay a higher tax rate than the 5.3% minimum. And since the former consumer advocate raked in more than $700,000 last year, the Globe believed their inquiry was an appropriate and reasonable one. At the time, however, she...