Sunday, August 16, 2009
Bono thinks people are soooooooooooooo unfair. Fancy criticizing him of all people, the great and saintly Bono with his band for spending too much money on their tour, given their "stance on world hunger" and polluting the world (no, not with their music but their trucks and planes and other forms of transport). I do see his point. After all, he never suggested that he or his mates should be helping African countries. If he had thought of that he might have realized that well-meaning people shelling out aid that is then stolen or used to keep bloodthirsty kleptocrats in power might not be the best solution. Nor did he ever intend to comply with the rules he laid down for other people on good behaviour environmentally speaking. What do people want from him?
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Think you'll find that the quote is from The Edge. OwnedReplyDelete
You ought to look into U2's tax status... for a band that goes around telling governments how they should be spending lots of their money, you'd think they wouldn't try so hard to avoid paying tax.ReplyDelete
Mmm this is a free market blog. So I'd presume it would back tax-efficiency?ReplyDelete
I utterly abhor the sanctimonious little creep. He's a beyond a joke and the best thing he could do is retire from public life.ReplyDelete
Now as previous guest asked, would this be the same sainted man who demanded governments should shell our money out to save the developing world by stuffing the pockets of its corrupt dictators but who removed his wealth from Ireland into a tax shelter?Don't you just love the canting humbug of rock stars?ReplyDelete
Any chance of people putting a name to their postings? Having every comment made by "Guest" is very confusing.ReplyDelete
This is, indeed, a free market blog and believes in lower taxation as being more efficient and far more ethical. If a government insists on hiking up taxes it must expect companies to move on and that is not something this blog would criticize normally. U2, however, as has been pointed out above, and Bono, in particular, spend a great deal of time demanding that we pay more tax in order to send aid to African dictators. Not only that is a bad idea, it is seriously hypocritical from a band that shifted itself to the Netherlands when the Irish tax was no longer favourable. But I am sure your comment, Guest No.3, was tongue in cheek.
The link you posted has no quotes from Bono. So why post "Bono Thinks"?ReplyDelete
At one time (the good old days before the EU wormed its way in to the Emerald isle) there was a 100% tax exemption for"artists" who lived in the catholic bit, I would have to guess this is no more? Bono and sir Bob are dimwhits, originally well intentioned, funny, they are well known as musicians what makes anyone suspect they would know anything about Africa (they could ask sir Cliff he goes to church there-ask equity) I dont ask my GP about my lawnmower engine do IReplyDelete
Helen, you could tack on the last 4 digits of "guest"'s ip address:- guest 1234 etcReplyDelete
Yes I could do that, Chris, but cannot see why I should. People can put a name to their missives or they will be ignored.ReplyDelete