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That's wonderful that so many of you are "happy to pay taxes" and "proud to pay taxes." [...] But, playing by the rules that are in place, I can improve my position legally.

I don't see these as mutually exclusive or necessarily having any correlation/causation.

Someone can utilize any and all tools available to legally reduce their tax burden but separately also be happy to pay more taxes at the end of the day because it means they've earned more income. If given a choice between paying $0 on $100k/year income for the rest of one's life or a seemingly high amount of tax on $1M/year income (also managed to the extent possible to reduce tax liability), I'd think the choice is clear and the taxpayer can certainly feel happy/proud about that.
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