'In accordance with the law' is not the equivalent of 'morally and ethically sound.'
So you're saying that yes, he should be paying more that the law requires. Again, I ask if you are also paying more than required. You have yet to answer.
I do indeed give more than the law requires - every single year. I do not take steps to maximize my tax returns; I hire no lawyers or accountants to ensure that I am paying 'only what the law requires.' What more, I intentionally pay extra each and every month in deductions from my taxes, specifically to give the gov't that money as an interest-free loan each year.
I can see that the bar for you guys is pretty much always set at the lowest level possible - is the guy using accounting tricks and gimmicks to avoid taxation? Yes, but so what, because it's in accordance with the law
Never mind the fact that the laws ARE what they ARE because rich guys have paid a lot of money for them to be that way. Questions of fairness, ethics, and equality with fellow citizens don't even seem to be a consideration. I can't respect such a viewpoint, and I assure you that voters in this country will not either. This is why you see Mitt's numbers plummeting nationwide right now, in favor of a basically unelectable fool like Gingirch: he cannot defend his basic actions and life without looking like a wealthy plutocrat, which is exactly what he happens to be.