Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What is a Billion?

How many zeros in a billion?
This is too true to be funny.

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 it's 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)
is presently 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??

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
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


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 'politicians!'


And I still have to
press '1'
for English.


I hope this goes around the
U
SA
at least 100 times


What in the world happened?????

3 comments:

Gloria said...

Well, when you put it like that!!!!!! A real eye opener and I'll certainly spread the word!!

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive? Amazing!!

Penny said...

Good grief! Even if this is a little inaccurate, just imagine!

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