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Paul McCartney orders bankers to hand back cash to the public

Sir Paul McCartney is furious U.K. taxpayers bailed out struggling British banks only to see staff awarded huge bonuses, and he's demanding finance bosses pay back the cash. The Beatles legend is adamant the controversial Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalism protests are justified as outrage grows over the global banking crisis. And he insists bosses of leading finance institutions should hand back money from the £500 billion U.K. government rescue package which was put together following the run on British bank Northern Rock in 2007. McCartney tells The Times, `When the banks go bust and we bail them out ` OK, I can see that. But here's the bit I feel is missing ` they didn't pay us back. I think everyone is like, 'Wait a minute ` did I miss something?' `I am with all those people (in the 'Occupy' movement) in that respect. Pay it back.`

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by mbt shoe really comf : November 13, 2013 11:37 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
mbt maliza News article: Paul McCartney orders bankers to hand back cash to the public - Tuesday, December 6, 2011    MACCA-Central, The Paul McCartney FUNsite
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by Steph : London January 10, 2012 4:41 AM EST (Guest)  click to register
I used to work in the Inland Revenue in the late seventies and early eighties and year after year Paul McCartney was the guy who paid the most tax. Other pop stars went abroad or got clever accountants to save them money, but he just paid up.
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by chris harding : great britan December 18, 2011 10:12 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
one i don think paul mccartney has much to do with ticket prices , two if you don`t buy the cd`s or go to the shows you don`t pay out. but these bankers have blown all this money they get bailaild out and are now getting massive payout`s and are laughin at the tax payers . if you did as bad a job you would get fired not rewaded . so go paul go man go
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by Tom Wilkus : Chicago Il. December 12, 2011 7:45 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
Do not get me rong, I am a die hard beatles fan, But Mr McCartney should not make any comments about money, period, The people of the U.S made him rich over and over again, and he gives no breaks to us. Concert Prices, every new format over the years, every remix of the same song, We have purchased his same music probably seven diffrent times, Gee, The Band on the Run Album will have its 40th Anniverary in 2014, lets all go out and buy it again, an 8th time.
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reply by Skip Buttaccio : Clyde, NY December 17, 2011 8:49 PM EST
You`re equating Paul McCartney`s concert prices with what the bank CEO`s did to all their customers? Really?........Really? If anyone chooses not to buy another edition of Band on the Run or attend one of his concerts that`s absolutely their choice.Your taxes will never be used to bail out Paul McCartney.
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by Maccafan : December 9, 2011 2:52 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
I have to say Paul`s comments are a little hard to take with how much he charges for tickets. While I don`t have a problem with rock stars that want to charge a high price for tickets, to me it procludes them from making comments on issue of social justice/ inequities. I have had friends that bought pretty much every Macca release when it comes out but cannot afford the tickets to a show these days.
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by Noreen Hurley : Boston/Ma December 8, 2011 8:31 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
Go Paul! Maybe they will listen to you more than these kids that are trying to make a difference.
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