|September 26th, 2008, 02:05 PM||#1|
What in the world happened?????
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.
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
what does it mean?
Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
you each get $516,528.
Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
Or... if you are a family of four...
your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D. C
Are all your calculators broken??
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)!
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle 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
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.
Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to
I hope this goes around the
at least 100 times
What in the world happened?????
|September 26th, 2008, 02:22 PM||#5|
Web Wheeler Extraordinair
Join Date: 03-13-07
Location: grand rapids
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?
|September 26th, 2008, 02:47 PM||#6|
GLFWDA Member #07520
Join Date: 11-09-05
except when you figure that $3.36 is a lot of money (like a month's pay) for most third world countries.
|September 26th, 2008, 03:12 PM||#8|
A pirate 200 yrs to late
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!
|September 26th, 2008, 03:20 PM||#9|
shit now I need to be at two spots at the same time tomorrow
good luck with the hunt
|September 26th, 2008, 10:59 PM||#13|
Join Date: 03-23-07
Location: Westland, Michigan
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.
Last edited by ovrlnd; September 26th, 2008 at 11:08 PM.