Senator Lindsey Graham Says Avoiding Taxes Like Mitt Romney Is ‘Really American’

By
Image
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

As the entire Democratic apparatus (including this morning, a Times editorial) blasts Mitt Romney for putting his money in Swiss banks and Caribbean tax shelters, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is defending Romney thusly:

>

Mitt Romney shouldn’t be criticized for using off-shore tax havens because “it’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday

It’s a game we play,” Graham said. “Every American tries to find the way to get the most deductions they can. I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”