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    WHAT IS A BILLION?

    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 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??




    List of taxes

    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 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 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, 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 the hell happened?????
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    Good post.

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    Decent post, but a large majority of the national deficit is money we owe ourselves...whatever the hell that means. If I was in charge, we'd just print the money out we owe ourselves and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    If I was in charge, we'd just print the money out we owe ourselves and be done with it.
    Terminator for President!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Decent post, but a large majority of the national deficit is money we owe ourselves...whatever the hell that means. If I was in charge, we'd just print the money out we owe ourselves and be done with it.
    I dont see your name on the ballot?? Im game on that idea
    YEAH, IM THE BERRIES, AND CHERRIES IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Decent post, but a large majority of the national deficit is money we owe ourselves...whatever the hell that means. If I was in charge, we'd just print the money out we owe ourselves and be done with it.
    yeah, i laugh when people freak out about the 'deficit.'

    i'm no finance guru, but i see the 'deficit' as a way to regulate the economy, keep the dollar at a decent 'value,' and do necessary things for "free," since we'll never pay off the 'deficit.'

    the original post certainly puts things in perspective if someone were to offer me a billion dollars....but when you look at the grand scheme of things, a billion dollars ain't shit. 300 million people in the country. assume that everybody pays 10 grand in income tax on average, just for the sake of argument. $3,000,000,000,000,000 right there thats like a gazillion dollars!
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    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.



    Not in Louisiana. You know where the money would go.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


 

 

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