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post #1 of 6 Old 01-04-2010, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just how much is a billion dollars???

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 billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were
Living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

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
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


Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets


Or... If you are a family of four...
Your family gets

Washington , D.

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
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)


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
least 100 times

What the heck happened?????

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-05-2010, 09:18 PM
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That is so sad. Appreciate the thread. Yet another interesting(and very sad point of view). Good post.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-05-2010, 10:18 PM
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If you spend $1,000 a day, it would take 2 years and 7 months to spend a billion.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-05-2010, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by eaferg View Post
If you spend $1,000 a day, it would take 2 years and 7 months to spend a billion.

better check your math!!!

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-06-2010, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
better check your math!!!
No kidding.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-06-2010, 09:36 PM
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Ha, sorry everyone. I got it off of a website... :P
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