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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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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 Fe e Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge 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
USA
at least 100 times

What in the world happened?????
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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Great post Bob! Really puts that number in prospective.

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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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Actually, a billion seconds ago was not 1959. A billion seconds ago was about 1976.

Repost x elevnty,000,000,000
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #5
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This is like the billionth time this has been posted.

How's this for a billion. Every person in the us would have to give $3.36 to raise $1 billion, now it doesn't seem that big does it?
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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This is like the billionth time this has been posted.

How's this for a billion. Every person in the us would have to give $3.36 to raise $1 billion, now it doesn't seem that big does it?

except when you figure that $3.36 is a lot of money (like a month's pay) for most third world countries.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #7
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Great post Bob! Really puts that number in prospective.

Larry


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Gonna be up north with my youngest son for the deer youth hunt. He has his eye on a dandy eight pointer that will look great on his wall.

There is a chicken dinner at the clubhouse on saturday night. $5.00 for a Hubby cooked meal. What a deal!
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Gonna be up north with my youngest son for the deer youth hunt. He has his eye on a dandy eight pointer that will look great on his wall.

There is a chicken dinner at the clubhouse on saturday night. $5.00 for a Hubby cooked meal. What a deal!
Pokey said that was tonight

shit now I need to be at two spots at the same time tomorrow


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Could be tonight. I'm not sure.
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this thread turned real gay like all of a sudden
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like how biden and the dems tacked on 6.6 billion in earmarks to that 700 billion bail out bill. supposedly why the gop walked on it.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/tex...ongress26.html

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