Senate challenger Elizabeth Warren opted not to voluntarily pay higher taxes to the state of Massachusetts, prompting Republican Sen. Scott Brown to label her a hypocrite after she blasted his opposition to President Barack Obama’s “Buffett rule.”
Warren, a Democrat, said Friday she didn’t pay a higher income tax rate on her Massachusetts tax return. The state gives taxpayers the option of paying 5.85 percent, rather than the standard 5.3 percent rate.
“I paid my taxes and I did not make a charitable contribution to the state,’’ Warren said, according to the Associated Press.
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