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...
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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...
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