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Rick Santorum Blasted For Saying It's Fine For Trump To Game The System In Order To Not Pay Taxes

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The New York Times recently published a shocking expose that revealed how Donald Trump payed only $750 in federal income tax in 2015 and 2016, far less than the overwhelming majority of Americans.

Even more shocking, those years were some of the few in which Trump paid any taxes at all. The President's tax returns showed that, due to claims of substantial business losses, Trump payed $0 in federal income taxes for many of the past 15 years.

Many Americans, upon hearing this news, were understandably upset that the President, a billionaire who claims to have America's best interests at heart, has paid less in taxes over the past 10 years than many of us do annually.

This frustration is only compounded by one of the President's major "accomplishments" while in office: a tax reform bill aimed at cutting rates for the wealthy at the country's expense.

But former Congressman Rick Santorum claimed on CNN that there's nothing to be offended by in this matter. If what Trump did isn't illegal, it must be fine!

Twitter was pretty sure Santorum's arguments were made in less than good faith.


Many felt CNN's choice to allow Santorum on the air was irresponsible.


If Rick Santorum means what he said, then he thinks the average, law-abiding American is an idiot for paying what they owe.



If there was nothing to be ashamed of in Trump's tax returns, he wouldn't be making such an effort to hide them.


Why should anyone trust the political advice of Rick Santorum, who was voted out of office in a fairly decisive manner?


Our country needs some pretty drastic reform when it comes to taxes.


If Rick Santorum thinks President Trump was smart to pay so little on his taxes, perhaps he wouldn't mind picking up the slack.

Because, as it is right now, Americans are footing the bill for President Trump's lavish lifestyle.