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The Edge defends U2 tax records

U2 guitarist The Edge has written an angry letter to American newspaper The Baltimore Sun denying claims that he and his bandmate Bono are tax evaders.

The paper published a piece by Simon Moroney in which he attacked Senator Benjamin Cardin fir supporting the singer's anti-poverty charity ONE, saying that he embodied the 'worst characteristics of Wall Street, both for excess and tax evasion', and The Edge replied, saying that the band had never been involved in tax evasion, and that they'd paid millions to the tax man. He refused to also point out that Moroney has a very funny name.

'For the record, U2 and the individual band members have a totally clean record with every jurisdiction to which they are required to pay tax and have never been and will never be involved in tax evasion,' he wrote. 'U2 and its members have paid many, many millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service over the years. Furthermore, since he is a federal worker, it might interest Mr. Moroney to know that U2 and its members have paid many, many millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service over the years.

'I hope that his fears of an Obama tax increase affecting him personally turn out to be as unfounded as his statements about U2's tax affairs and Bono's ONE campaign.'

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