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PostSubject: A Billion Dollars   Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:31 pm

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 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 Congressfor
> 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 T ax
> 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 'politicians!'
>
> And I still have to
> press '1'
> for English.
>
> I hope this goes around the
> U S A
> at least 100 times
>
> What happened?????
>
>
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