Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bono on the Bail Out

“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, "but this is moral bankruptcy.”

1 comment:

Nate Heldman said...

there's an article on yahoo's front page today on exactly how much 700,000,000,000 dollars actually is.

it's scary...and amazing...and ridiculous. the greed of X number of men is going to cost the everyday bloke either way. 700 billion up front, or in the economic crisis.

maybe it's cuz i'm poor, but i'll take my chances with the back end.