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Economic patriots

Published 11/10/2011 | 05:00

•As a taxpayer in this country, it sickened me to see Bono at the Global Irish Economic Forum expressing patriotic sentiments.

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Is this not the man whose band transferred their assets to Holland to avoid paying taxes here? Is this not the man whose taxes from very successful tours would create much-needed jobs for our young people? I realise we are in a bad way at present and need all the help we can get.

Certainly those quotes of "any port in a storm" and "beggars can't be choosers" hold true, but so also does the adage, "rats are first to leave the sinking ship".

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