Smackledorfer: chitownmike: How is this cool, in any way, subby?If you are under 40 I don't see how anything about U2 could be cool.
violentsalvation: You have the good news and the bad news mixed up, subby.
Dwight_Yeast: Everything the band did with their money was legal and above board.
sheep snorter: /Hes also a tax cheat.//And an asshole for telling everyone else to give their money to Africans, while he hides his money in another country.
Dwight_Yeast: last I heard, Bono was living in Manhattan.
Mateorocks: I love(d) U2...but that last album really sucked.
Crewmannumber6: U2 is by no means the only ones, but they are the worst offenders of having convinced themselves that their musical genius is not finite. A lot of great acts only had 1 or 2, if they're really lucky 3, very good albums, but that's all they had in them. U2 seems to think that everyone is going to think anything they do will be as good as Boy or The Joshua Tree, an they are mistaken.
Dwight_Yeast: Smackledorfer: I have no problem with people optimizing their taxes in the country they live in. Regardless of the legality, I do see an issue with living in a country and moving the money to a country you don't give a crap about. The former is taking advantage of exemptions that are there for a reason (well, supposedly anyways) while the latter is a race to the bottom as well as being a free rider.Yeah, now that I agree with. It's immoral to do what they did, but it wasn't illegal.And to add insult to the whole thing, neither Bono nor the Edge spend most of their time in Ireland, even though they retain citizenship. Edge lives in Malibu, and last I heard, Bono was living in Manhattan.
Wartime Consiglieri: AliceBToklasLives:That's the classic move. Don't pay your fair share in taxes, then pay part of it in the name of 'charity.' It is one reason why 'charity' is deeply undemocratic..Right! Because apparently it's much more 'democratic' to have to forcibly give part of your income to the government without having any say in how it will be spent.
sheep snorter: //And an asshole for telling everyone else to give their money to Africans, while he hides his money in another country.
chitownmike: How is this cool, in any way, subby?
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