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Fiscal Cliff
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:41:05 PM »
Here's an article I found with Bono's take on the fiscal cliff:

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 08:07:10 AM »
I prefer Jimmy Cliff.

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 08:12:31 AM »
Irish tax avoider, Bono, is basically saying to the US: increase taxes to prevent cuts to your aid programs. ::)


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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 06:41:27 PM »
And people wonder why so many people hate the guy.

Stay out of our budget. Or take out US citizenship and pay taxes here.

Otherwise, F off.


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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 07:30:21 PM »
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Irish tax avoider, Bono, is basically saying to the US: increase taxes to prevent cuts to your aid programs. ::)

Bono, who pays the fullhighest  rate of personal income tax in Ireland, is discussing what personal income tax rates should be, yes.

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 08:04:38 PM »
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Irish tax avoider, Bono, is basically saying to the US: increase taxes to prevent cuts to your aid programs. ::)

Bono, who pays the fullhighest  rate of personal income tax in Ireland, is discussing what personal income tax rates should be, yes.

He's welcome to discuss irish taxes, and how to minimize his liability by moving stuff overseas.

He can keep out of the US budget discussions though
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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 08:12:30 PM »
Bono actually has paid much more tax than all of us combined in both Ireland, US and the Netherlands....

So why?

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 08:23:30 PM »
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Bono actually has paid much more tax than all of us combined in both Ireland, US and the Netherlands....

So why?

Bono pays zero Personal Federal Income Tax in the US


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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »
Hes weighing in with an opinion...and a persuasive argument...which every one is entitled to...whether the come from 'Gods Country' or not. America being the land which is becoming more and more selfish minded by the day. Again sometimes I wonder how anyone here is a U2 fan, having seeming no understanding of the ideals of the band...and the message behind the music.

Is it just the drum beats you like?

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 07:53:45 AM »
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Hes weighing in with an opinion...and a persuasive argument...which every one is entitled to...whether the come from 'Gods Country' or not. America being the land which is becoming more and more selfish minded by the day. Again sometimes I wonder how anyone here is a U2 fan, having seeming no understanding of the ideals of the band...and the message behind the music.

Is it just the drum beats you like?

That tends to happen when one can't pay one's bills and owes everything to another!

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 08:42:21 AM »
Yeah, I'm talking about the society and country at large, that in general doesnt respect minorities, different sexes, other countries, the youth, the elderly...

Capitalism at its worst = America.

Greed, and selfishness is result.

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 08:43:08 AM »
^Uh definitely not. Where do you receive your information?

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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 09:58:24 AM »
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Hes weighing in with an opinion...and a persuasive argument...which every one is entitled to...whether the come from 'Gods Country' or not. America being the land which is becoming more and more selfish minded by the day. Again sometimes I wonder how anyone here is a U2 fan, having seeming no understanding of the ideals of the band...and the message behind the music.

Is it just the drum beats you like?

Oh yay. A "true fan" debate. If it was just about drums it certainly wouldn't be a high level to achieve Larry's competence.

But see here's the thing. We are in a massive financial crisis on this country. My main concern is my family, my kids , and probably within a few years my grand kids.

Rich foreigners wanting my tax money for their pet causes doesn't resonate too well with me or many others. We don't need to be lectured to or patronized by hypocritical rich foreign rock stars no matter how altruistic their motives are.

I'm very aware of their ideals as I've been a fan for over thirty years.

However those ideals they used to have are long gone in many ways, now they're equally likely to be in the news for tax liability reduction moves, suing local counties to get their real estate projects approved or how many tens or hundreds of millions tours gross. Not to mention their shameless pandering to people like dumbya.

The ideals of U2 in bullet the blue sky damning the moves of the Reagan policies are far removed from the ideals of champagne bono who seemingly practically lives in the south of France.

And yes despite the limitations, some of the drum beats are good.
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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 10:54:29 AM »
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Hes weighing in with an opinion...and a persuasive argument...which every one is entitled to...whether the come from 'Gods Country' or not. America being the land which is becoming more and more selfish minded by the day. Again sometimes I wonder how anyone here is a U2 fan, having seeming no understanding of the ideals of the band...and the message behind the music.

Is it just the drum beats you like?

Charity begins at home.


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Re: Fiscal Cliff
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 04:30:03 PM »
Maybe we should have a litmus test for U2 fandom.

"Are you a Christian and do you agree with U2 at every turn and on every topic?"

If yes. Cool. You pass. You can call yourself a U2 fan.