Don't Cry For Bono & (Really) Rich Phonies
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
In addition to unions, other soak-the-rich because they're evil types, and corporations-aren't-people so we can destroy them without hurting anyone, President Obama hooked up with Bono of U2 fame. I love the music but hate the hypocrisy. U2 moved its businesses from Ireland years ago to avoid paying taxes. Moreover, the ONE Foundation created by Bono is nothing more than another pity Africa and make us feel better organization that rich socialists cobble together to assuage their guilt.
Consider that ONE raised $14.9 million in 2008 and distributed $184,732 to charities. The rest of the cash went toward salaries and administrative work.
These organizations are also around to try and embarrass western nations especially America. The fact that western nations have given poor nations over $2.0 trillion over the past fifty years never seems to be mentioned or appreciated. It's the same within these nations where the richest people and corporations pay mountains of taxes only to be critiqued for not doing even more. It's a ridiculous joke and takes all the attention off the fact that human beings owe it to themselves to change their lives.
All these would-be nice rich people that can't wait to dig into pockets of others with less wealth in order to balance out a sense of guilt or a fit of anger are the biggest phonies in the world. They speak in the tongues of angels but their hands go into the pockets of well-off but not rich people.
Get past the glitter and the smiles and the talent and they are as cold as stone.