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firstdown 10-03-2008 03:44 PM

700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
I read this today and thought it was interesting:

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,


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 < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting Lic en se 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 < B>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

USA

Mattyk 10-03-2008 04:13 PM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
Is this an email you got?

firstdown 10-03-2008 04:18 PM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
[quote=Mattyk72;484868]Is this an email you got?[/quote]
Yes, I just thought the numbers where interesting. I forgot to remove that senators name from NO because I though the numbers where interesting and did not want it to be political. Its edited now.

That Guy 10-03-2008 05:49 PM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
i'm not liking the trend of posting chain letters as threads on this site :/.

Mattyk 10-03-2008 07:37 PM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
[quote=That Guy;484891]i'm not liking the trend of posting chain letters as threads on this site :/.[/quote]

I hear ya

Daseal 10-03-2008 10:00 PM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
[quote]
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. [/quote]

They don't spend our tax money, they borrow the money from China. Inflation rules!

Beemnseven 10-04-2008 07:29 AM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
[quote=Daseal;484942]They don't spend our tax money, they borrow the money from China. Inflation rules![/quote]

Or they just print more of it.

I wonder what would happen if you or I did that?

That Guy 10-04-2008 08:58 AM

Re: 700 Billion But What Is A Billion?
 
[quote=Beemnseven;484988]Or they just print more of it.

I wonder what would happen if you or I did that?[/quote]

you'd get a nice long trip to a federal prison ;).


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