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Sunday, May 25, 2008

A BILLION DOLLARS, go figure this one out??

FABULOUS INFORMATION!! WE NEED TO KEEP THIS IN MIND AND MAKE SURE MORE PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ARE AWARE OF THIS. THIS IS THE PEOPLE THAT WANTS TO SIT BACK AND NOT GET INVOLVED OR THINK THEY DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO STAND UP AND MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD. WELL HELLO AMERICA, THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON, SO DON'T SIT BACK AND CRY UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO HELP GET SOMETHING DONE. NO VOICE, NO CHOICE!

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 its releases.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive, in the flesh.

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 Su rcharge 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 heck happened?????

3 comments:

Shinade said...

Good Question!! I hope we are at long last waking up as a society.

It will take all of us to bring about real and true change.

Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Sending prayers for him and your family!!
Jackie

AngelBaby said...

I have read this before and I find it amazing that the politicians use this word like it is nothing. When you think about how much money that is I can't believe it! Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Malcolm said...

A great illustration of just what a billion is!

I think the problem is that the concept of a billion is so abstract that the politicians just hope we won't take on board the full enormity of what they're spending / taking from us!