Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How much 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 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 your 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 Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans.

Interesting number... What does it mean?

A. Well ... If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) you each get $516,528.00

B. Or.... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.00

C. Or... If you are a family of four... your family gets $2,066,012.00

Washington , D.C.  HELLO!!!!
Are all your calculators broken??
Building Permit = Tax
IRS Penalties = Tax
Drivers License = Tax
Liquor = Tax
Luxury = Tax
Cigarette = Tax
Marriage License = Tax
Corporate Income = Tax
Medicare Tax = Tax
Dog License = Tax
Property Tax = Tax
Fishing License = Tax
Real Estate Tax= Tax
Food License = Tax
Sales Tax = Tax
Fuel Permit = Tax
School Tax= Tax
Gasoline Tax = Tax
Service charge = Tax
Hunting License = Tax
Social Security = Tax
Inheritance Tax = Tax
State Income Tax= Tax
Inventory Tax = Tax
Utility Tax= Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax = Tax
Well Permit = Tax
Road Usage (Truckers) Tax = Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge = Tax
Federal Income (Fed) Tax = Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges =  Tax
State Unemployment (SUTA) = Tax
Telephone Federal-State and Local Surcharge = Tax
Federal Unemployment (FUTA) = Tax
Telephone State and Local = Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee = Tax
Telephone Usage Charge = Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) = Tax
Vehicle License Registration = Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax = Tax
Workers Compensation = Tax
Watercraft Tax = Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax= Tax

And To think, we Left British Rule to avoid 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... Mom stayed home to raise the kids. Doctors made house calls. The mail came twice per day. Movie tickets cost a dime. And gasoline was almost free, The dealers used to give free gifts to customers. And someone would pump your gas and check your oil.

What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

And we still have to Press '1' for English.


Becki Jacket said...

One of the greatest blogs you've ever posted. I couldn't agree more.

Ms. A said...

Well done!

Blasé said...

Until the American people have the guts to have some "Tea Parties" will continue

Unknown said...

Go KW Go!!! Loved it!

Dutch Sugar Babe said...

That's one hell of a lot of money.

My ADHD Me said...

Don't know how I missed this post.
Of course I knew a billion was a lot but seeing it like this made me really realize how much it is.

Love the last sentence too!!

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