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Thank You Bono…

2008 September 25
by Julie Clawson

… for not being afraid to speak truth to power.

From Reuters

As Congress debates a White House-proposed $700 billion bailout for the worst financial crisis since the Depression of the 1930s, Bono questioned why wealthy countries had not been able to come up with enough aid for the world’s problems.

“It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable treatable disease and hunger,” the U2 lead singer told Clinton’s fourth annual philanthropic summit in New York. “That’s mad, that is mad.” … “Bankruptcy is a serious business and we all know people who have lost their jobs,” Bono said, referring to the bankruptcy declared by Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. “But this is moral bankruptcy.”


12 Responses leave one →
  1. September 25, 2008

    Ironic and sad they were meeting about the UN Millennium Development Goals ( at the same time Palin was having her photo op with other world leaders.

    All of that combined makes me literally ill.

  2. September 25, 2008

    hits the nail on the head…

  3. September 25, 2008

    Truth is they don’t care about 20,000 children dying every year.

  4. September 25, 2008

    Every day sorry… oh dear I must be tired.

  5. September 26, 2008

    Wow. This is a quote that needs to be heard. Incredible.

    • February 10, 2012

      September 1, 2011 i LOVE bhdritay month!! Mine is next month but my husbands is this month too!! He will be 28 on the 8th

  6. September 26, 2008

    It’s good to see those who have the opportunity to speak to those in power using it for the benefit of others.

  7. September 26, 2008

    Thanks for posting this. I’m putting it up on my blog. Moral bankruptcy indeed.

  8. September 27, 2008


  9. September 27, 2008

    I’m worried that the 700-billion bailout + a likely recession will hamper the next president’s ability to justify spending American dollars to help eliminate poverty around the world. How do you think this latest development will affect future aid?

  10. February 10, 2012

    September 15, 2011 What a great post, Kristen. Although Will & I aren’t maierrd or anything, I can definitely take a lot of this advice and apply it to our relationship as a couple.I’ve had girls my own age tell me the same thing about “making my man cook for me” so that I can retain a “hold” on him. I agree with you 100%! Although I don’t doubt for one second that if I asked Will to cook for me he would, but why should I!? I love him and I love to cook, and even though I only cook for him sometimes– it’s nice to treat my man to a great meal.Another thing about the love languages– I took the test online once but didnt really realize what I was doing haha. Would you recommend reading the book?Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance recently posted..

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