A Billion ago

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    The next time you hear a politician use the
    Word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
    whether you want the 'politicians' spending
    YOUR tax money.

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
    But one advertising agency did a good job of
    Putting that figure into some perspective in
    One of its releases.

    A.
    A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    B.
    A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    C.
    A billion hours ago our ancestors were
    living in the Stone Age.

    D.
    A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

    E.
    A billion dollars ago was only
    8 hours and 20 minutes,
    at the rate our government
    is spending it.

    While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
    let's take a look at New Orleans ...
    It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

    Louisiana Senator,
    Mary Landrieu (D)
    was asking Congress for
    250 BILLION DOLLARS
    To rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
    What does it mean?

    A.
    Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
    (every man, woman and child)
    You each get $516,528

    B.
    Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
    New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

    C.
    Or... If you are a family of four...
    Your family gets $2,066,012.

    Washington , D.C

    HELLO!
    Are all your calculators broken??

    Building Permit Tax
    CDL License Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Federal Income Tax (Fed)
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
    IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Tax
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service charge Taxes
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
    Sales Taxes
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Tax
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax
    (And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

    STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
    And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

    We had absolutely no national debt...
    We had the largest middle class in the world...
    And Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

    What happened?
    Can you spell Billion?
     
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    I think we spend a $billion every 2.5 hours.
     
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    You think a billion is a lot? Try a trillion. Try over 16 trillion...and rising fast.

    Ah well, screw those yet to be born. We're entitled to it...:doubt:
     
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    I pay $30/month for phone and internet.

    with taxes it's $50

    Isn't that funny?
     
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    I'm with eflat.

    Nowadays when it comes to dollar figures and D.C. we're likely to hear trillion rather than billion. What comes after trillion?
     
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    Quadrillion.

    1.6 Quadrillion. The amount in Global Derivatives that the Banksters created but want us to pay for with unlimited Bank Bailouts.
     
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