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PostSubject: What a Billion Actually Means   21st July 2008, 09:21

This is absolutely fascinating. Someone just emailed this to me, and I thought I'd share it with all of you!!!

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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 d id a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of its 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 the Congress for

$250 BILLION

to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number,

what does it mean?

A.

Well, if you are one of

484,674 residents of
New Orleans

(every man, woman, 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 Perm it 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 Lic ense Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these ta xes existed 100 years ago,
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, 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.


What the heck happened?????
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   21st July 2008, 18:31

A billion days ago no one walked on the earth and had 2 feet? dunno
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   21st July 2008, 20:06

I'm thinking that means there were no people Lost One....only animals, with four feet thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   21st July 2008, 21:37

oops thanks Heather
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   21st July 2008, 23:38

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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   22nd July 2008, 15:15

I just got off the phone with my telephone company and I had to press "1" for English bang head
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   22nd July 2008, 16:13

Lost One wrote:
oops thanks Heather

You're adorable Lost One love
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   22nd July 2008, 16:46

oops i did it
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   22nd July 2008, 16:56

omg....
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PostSubject: Re: What a Billion Actually Means   22nd July 2008, 19:58

faint I really didn't need to know the depth of the corruption sob
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PostSubject: OMG.....   29th July 2008, 16:00

Whoa............I never thought of it like that before...... drunken
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