Warren Refuses to Pay Her Fair Share in Taxes

Pay as I say, not as I pay

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren favors higher taxes on multi-millionaires like herself, but when given the chance to personally contribute more on her state tax return, she declined.

The Boston Herald’s Joe Battenfeld reported (via Twitter) on Friday that after weeks of dodging the issue, Warren confirmed that she did not elect to pay a higher tax rate in Massachusetts.

The state’s tax return gives taxpayers the option of paying a higher rate of 5.85 percent, as opposed to the standard rate of 5.3 percent.

Warren has criticized her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.), for his opposition to the so-called "Buffett Rule," which would increase taxes on about 4,000 millionaires and raise about $4.7 billion per year in additional revenue.

A Harvard professor, Warren is worth an estimated $14.5 million.

Her fiery rhetoric on the politics of wealth in America has left many liberals, including the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, agog and trembling with delight.

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own," she said, in one memorable rant caught on video. "Nobody."