Elizabeth Warren obtained federal fee...

Elizabeth Warren obtained federal fee waivers despite high 6-figure income

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“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Oct 14, 2012
Did not pay her “fair share,” obtained PACER fee waivers in at least 50 federal districts 2005-2012
Elizabeth Warren has built her progressive rock star image and her campaign by attacking the wealthy factory owners and others who supposedly do not pay their “fair share” and take advantage of loopholes to live off of infrastructure paid for by others.
Yet Warren appears to be one of those people who takes advantage.
Warren falsely and without any legitimate legal basis claimed to be Cherokee for employment purposes. Warren also chintzed by failing to register for the Massachusetts Bar despite an active practice of law in Cambridge since the mid-1990s, thereby evading Bar registration dues. Howie Carr has a great column today about Warren’s class warfare phoniness.
Add another example to the long list: Warren obtained fee waivers from at least 50 federal bankruptcy courts so she would not have to pay for access to the federal PACER system, even in years when she had a high 6-figure income and an 8-figure net worth.
Warren’s High Income and Net Worth
In 2008, the earliest year for which Warren has released income tax returns, Warren and her husband had a combined income of $831,208, which increased in 2009 to $981,670. Warren’s net worth as of the end of 2011 was as high as $14.5 million.
In 2010-2011, Warren earned approximately $140,000 from Aspen Publishers for her books about bankruptcy. Warren also has published a variety of commercial books over the years, for which no income data is available, such as the 2004 publication of The Two Income Trap (see Megan McArdle and Todd Zawycki reviews), which incorporated her bankruptcy research and many of her non-commercial articles.
Warren also worked as a private consultant for which she earned $90,000 on bank antitrust litigation, although it’s not known if she incorporated her bankruptcy docket work because she will not release her report.
These commercial endeavors are separate from her non-commercial, highly politicized research, such as the review of bankruptcy case dockets which led to a devastating critique of Warren’s work by Rutgers Law Professor Philip Schuchman. These bankruptcy file reviews also contributed to Warren’s non-commercial studies such as the misleading claim that medical expenses account for one-third of all bankruptcies.
Warren’s bankruptcy docket research has contributed at least indirectly to the vast money-making empire which euphemistically could be called “Elizabeth Warren, Inc.”(not an actual name, but fitting).
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The issue is not whether academics should get waivers, or whether Warren complied with her representations. Let’s assume she was entitled and did comply.
The issue is a political candidate who has built her candidacy on the claim that others who can afford to do so do not pay their “fair share” and have built their fortunes based on infrastructure the rest of us paid for.
That same argument could be made as to the federal PACER system, which has contributed to Warren’s academic and commercial success, but for which Warren did not want to pay a penny.
When given the chance to pay the same share everyone else pays, Warren chose not to do so even though it would have represented a tiny fraction of her annual income and an even tinier fraction of her net worth.
Read more at: http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/10/elizabet...

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#2 Oct 14, 2012
You were complaining about Republicans following the law when filing their taxes?

How about a Democrat Senate candidate who won't pay fees she is more than capable of paying?

I bet we don't hear a peep for the local liberal hypocrites.
Anon

Knoxville, TN

#3 Oct 14, 2012
As I have said before, I don't live in Massachusetts and, frankly, I don't give a damn. Unless you secretly live in Massachusetts, why don't you stop wasting space and time.
LonePalm Sux Harder

Kingsland, GA

#4 Oct 15, 2012
You forgot to say asshat.

“Hi”

Since: Aug 12

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#5 Oct 15, 2012
Another crooked democrat running for office. Warren is not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Warren’s name does not turn up on a search of the Board of Bar Overseers attorney search website.
Forrest

Saint Marys, GA

#6 Oct 15, 2012
Crooked is as crooked does, and that includes all politicians, republicans, democrats and big government types.

Nothing says crooked more than Ben Bernakke, Tim Gietner and the federal reserve banking system.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Oct 15, 2012
Anon wrote:
As I have said before, I don't live in Massachusetts and, frankly, I don't give a damn. Unless you secretly live in Massachusetts, why don't you stop wasting space and time.
How can you trust a person to vote on laws when they don't show enough concern for the rule of law to follow them before they are elected?
Chris Christy

Kingsland, GA

#8 Oct 15, 2012
LonePalm wrote:
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How can you trust a person to vote on laws when they don't show enough concern for the rule of law to follow them before they are elected?
You can't, plain and simple.

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