This week, folks were surprised to learn that many of the richest people are avoiding paying tax. Although obviously, by ‘surprised’ I mean ‘not surprised at all and really fucking angry’. With the only person who’s actually claiming shock being Bono.
Rock and roll
Bono explained his innocence on MTV (if MTV is still even a thing?):
Look, I know it looks weird that I’m an investor in a Lithuanian shopping centre. But it isn’t. Okay?
This is standard rock and roll stuff. It’s where the saying ‘sex, drugs, east-European infrastructure, and rock and roll’ comes from.
I ended up getting into it after a three-day investment bender I went on with Sting and Bob Geldof. It was wild! Sting ended up becoming a majority shareholder in an Albanian pork rendering plant: Geldof bought a minority stake in the Transylvanian power grid.
It was a real legendary session. I could feel the ghosts of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison there with us.
Stuck in a moment
Of course, the real victims of the Paradise Papers are all the innocent multi-millionaires who simply had no idea what their money was doing. The wealthy men and women who handed their finances to some sleazy accountant or other and said:
Here you go. Turn this money into a shit-load more money, please – no questions asked. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
The poor fuckers.
Well, not ‘poor’, obviously. As there’s still no danger of them suffering financially.
Just ‘rich’ fuckers basically.
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