A Billion Here, a Billion There

Discussion in 'Politics' started by frazzledgear, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. frazzledgear

    frazzledgear Senior Member

    Mar 17, 2008
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    The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner as if discussing "chump change", think about whether you want such politicians spending YOUR tax money or in any position to take even more of your 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 it's releases.

    A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

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

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

    A billion dollars ago was only ONE HOUR ago at the rate Congress has been spending OUR tax money in Obama's first year in office. Four years ago, one billion dollars was 8 hours and 20 minutes ago -which was already appalling. That change in the rate of spending has our lenders extremely worried with China, who owns much of our debt, lecturing our government about its nonstop irresponsible spending.

    Let's take a look at the numbers bandied about by just one politician. Simple division might put it in better perspective.

    Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) wanted 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Makes you wonder how she came up with that dollar amount -because if you were one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans, that would have amounted to $516, 528 for every man, woman and child. Or if you had one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans -that would be $1,329,787 for every home. Or if you were a family of four, it would have been $2,066,012. The fact her request was more than 3 times the estimated losses in New Orleans means Landrieu believed it was proper for those in New Orleans not just to be made whole again, but to ENRICH themselves 3 times over their losses. At the expense of the rest of us of course. Or maybe she figured by the time one of the three most corrupt political machines in the country had all taken their cut, New Orleans residents would end up with ten cents on the dollar and end up just building some more defective levees again.

    Are all our 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 T ax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

    And to think, our ancestors chose violent revolution in order to get out from under the tax burden imposed by the British government. Even the Cleveland Clinic has a tax of $55.00 to see one of their doctors. It isn't covered by health insurance and separate from any co-pays.

    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 and the largest middle class in the world.

    What do you think happened? Can we spell POLITICIANS? Politicians intent on parting you from as much of your money as possible so they can PRETEND they are doing you a favor by doling a bit of it out back to you. Can we spell SUCKERS?

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