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He is the rock legend dubbed 'Saint Bono' for his long-running campaign against global poverty.
But when Bono's band U2 perform at Glastonbury later this month, protesters are planning to accuse them of avoiding taxes which could have helped exactly the sort of people the singer cares about so dearly.
The protest has been provoked by U2's decision to move their multi-million-pound music and publishing business away from Ireland – thus allegedly avoiding taxes on record sales.
But, there has always been risk in his position. Bono has accumulated personal worth of hundreds of millions (chose your currency, I think the answer is the same in dollars, euros or sterling). And many (perhaps most) people still think wealth comes with responsibility, especially when the owner asks for that responsibility from others.
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Looks like even "Saint Bono" isn't shy about tax avoidance while declaring how much he cares about the poor. Where do people like this think all of this support is supposed to come from? Is he in the same class of thought as the Kennedys where OPM (Other Peoples' Money) is a lot better suited for these causes? He cares so much so he doesn't have to pay like all the other lower class taxpayers do?
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 6/5/11 by Ferris.Bueller.II because: (no reason given)