Or at least unpatriotic. Either way… somebody’s not practicing what she’s preaching:
Having criticized her Republican opponent for voting against a millionaires’ tax measure, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said here Friday that she opted not to pay a voluntary higher tax rate in Massachusetts.
Via Althouse. Warren’s exact statement/excuse, when called on it: “I paid my taxes, and I did not make a charitable contribution to the state.” Ha! No kidding. She’s a Democrat, after all: when it comes to charity those people are only lavish with other people’s money. And as for why people are even bringing this up in the first place, well, Scott Brown‘s campaign manager said it best: “The problem with running a campaign based on self-righteousness and moral superiority is that you had better live up to the same standard you would impose on everyone else.”
Given that many Democratic operatives have a variant of that statement tattooed on their chests – in reverse, so that they can read it in the mirror every day – it’s interesting that Elizabeth Warren seems to think that the rules that she wants to inflict on the rest of us somehow don’t apply to her. Or maybe it’s not. She’s a progressive Democrat, after all; those people have never let their inability to understand and accurately describe human society stand in the way of them trying to tinker with it.
PS: They need to live up to their own set of rules. They need to live up to their own set of rules. They need to live up to their own set of rules.