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Am I the only person that thinks U2's Bono is a hypocrite? Keep in mind U2 is worth $600 million.?

US AID, the governmental agency responsible for humanitarian aid, requested a $3.9 billion budget for FY 2005. The net worth of Bono's band could easily cover, while still living comfortably, the increase he is asking of the U.S. taxpayers. So, why doesn't he pay it himself? Better yet, why don't any of the other millionaires who are quick to spend other people's money by signing onto Bono's campaign? Some notable millionaires who may or may not be U.S. citizens, live in the lap of luxury thanks to America but still decry American wealth are: Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Eat World, Dikembe Mutumbo, Dave Matthews, Agnes Nyamayarwo, Isaac Hayes, Michael Stipe, Brad Pitt, No Doubt, Relient K, Cheating Kay, John Cusack, and Perry Farrell. If my family can comfortably raise 3 children off of $50K a year, why can't Bono live off it? It pisses me off that he has the nerve to tell our government to raise our taxes to help other nations, when he's spending $3K on sunglasses. Also, just to be clear... I'm not against helping other countries and offering aide to people. I just think Bono is talking the talk, as long as it doesn't hit his pocket. I mean how often do you hear of U2 doing a charity concert where all the proceeds go to his charity? Not very often. Why don't they do a charity TOUR? It's not like they can't afford it.

Asked By: troydacious - 5/17/2006
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I got this off a website, it's by an anonymous writer... More
Answered By: Sassy - 5/17/2006
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does not matter how much he makes he is moronic
Answered By: juliesunit - 5/17/2006
 
It's easy to spend money when it's not yours, right??? Good point you made, well, I've been thinking the same thing but about Madonna and other millioners because I don't understand why they want so much money??? It would be enough to live well and comfortably, wouldn't it? They should be giving some of their millions... More
Answered By: linagranathe - 5/17/2006
 
this was being discussed on the wright show (channel 5, U.K) yesterday. I guess it is easier to ask others to be GENEROUS when you have so much money.... would it make a great difference to him if he donated £1 million of his vast fortune?
Answered By: lal pranda - 5/17/2006
 
he's gonna save the world just like tom cruise is gonna save us from aliens.
Answered By: lillia803 - 5/17/2006
 
no. i think is a sincere liberal.
Answered By: ronzohooter - 5/17/2006
 
he has just got one of Britain's number one newspapers to donate 1/2 of all proceeds to supporting the elimination of world aids (that was Yesterday... More
Answered By: grinchygirlie - 5/17/2006
 
He is if all you say is true. Maybe he will dish out more of his own money to help. Yeah right!!
Answered By: dee - 5/26/2006
 
i could not have said it better than Sassy
Answered By: Ta'fxkz - 5/26/2006
 
I think the same, I like U2 songs but I think the same, I remember when the planes hits WTC back in 2001 that U2 only ask their fans to donate money but I can't remember if U2 actually donate some money for the cause
Answered By: traveler - 5/26/2006
 
i agree completely
Answered By: addybme - 5/28/2006
 
YES you are THE ONLY ONE!!!!
Answered By: chataazul - 5/28/2006
 
Ok, first of, when Bono asks the first world government of the world, not just America, to raise taxes to support those other countries, he is making a point that it isn't the responsibility of one person, but of the masses who can help. And Bono does not spend all of his money on sunglasses or personal items or JUST... More
Answered By: fieldhckyfreak12 - 5/28/2006
 
couldn't give a care...
Answered By: Nick O - 5/28/2006
 
I think that a lot of celebrities' charity work goes unpublicized. I remember once watching a web video of John Cusack trying to promote a charity and saying that he was trying, but nobody would book him on talk shows, etc. if he wanted to talk about charities instead of his movies... More
Answered By: Freshbreath06 - 5/29/2006
 
I admire that he wants to aid other countries and that he is donating a lot of his own money to support a lot of important causes. However, I really dont think that its our responsibility to financially support these causes thru our tax dollars. If people want to donate then its to their discretion. Our tax dollars are... More
Answered By: Stephanie A - 5/29/2006
 
A true samaritan does not publicize who he'she helps or how much he'she gives nor make his;her contributions tax deductible. Anyone who makes a big fuss about how philantrophic he or she is, is just full of sh;;t. Celebrities often publicize their charity work just to get free publicity.
Answered By: yiyita_95 - 5/29/2006
 
he is an idiot looking for praise like angelina jolie notice neither deserves being capitolized.
Answered By: duc602 - 5/29/2006
 
If you get an offer maybe you should sell it since everything is accessible through the Internet.
Answered By: eyerissblack - 5/29/2006
 
sorry but i really cant be bothered reading all that writing
Answered By: amylee_1994 - 5/30/2006
 
ummmmmm yes
Answered By: babyface3994 - 5/30/2006
 
no, your not. you make some excellent points.
Answered By: JOJO - 5/30/2006
 
Just because his band is worth that much it doesn't mean he should give it to the Third world Countries. Keep in mind that his band consists of more people than him, so the 600 is split into 4. And the point of his involvement is to make a permanent difference, it's not only about the money, it's about making a change... More
Answered By: rame_dean - 5/31/2006
 
He is a damm good singer
Answered By: Computer - 5/31/2006
 
He is trying to increase world conscious about the crisis in developing countries. He is probably putting the same challenge to his native United Kingdom. His efforts are more than financial though I am sure that he donates his share. The truth of it is that America reaps the benefits of most of this developing... More
Answered By: betatheta88 - 5/31/2006
 
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