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Please read to the end.

How many zeros in a billion?

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 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 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)

asked 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.

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 Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inher itance 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 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...

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 the

USA

at least 100 times

What the heck happened?

Mindblowing isn't it?

Even with all those taxes China owns us because we've borrowed billions from them.

Building an infrastructure that supports a mass population explosion (not to mention maintanance which we are failing miserably at) and WAR costs a lot of money Speedy! So far our little squirmish in Iraq has cost us 600 of those BILLION dollars...give or take a few BILLION... B)

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I sure hope she is B)

Many thanks Electrophile, Jabe, and Ally for your confidence in my ability to not get on the bad side of our dear mods... :)

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Please read to the end.

How many zeros in a billion?

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 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 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)

asked 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.

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 Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inher itance 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 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...

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 the

USA

at least 100 times

What the heck happened?

Turns out most of the math is wrong, but not so wrong as to make the conclusions different:

Specifically - a billion seconds ago was 1976, not 1959.

- a billion minutes ago Jesus was dead but only by a century

The interesting tidbits were that the 250 b$ was co-sponsored by the republican from lousiana, but that wasn't mentioned! (that would be from the "borrow and spend" party, not the "tax and spend" party). :whistling:

And the money was for the entire Gulf coast, not just New Orleans, so those calculations are wrong also. :whistling:

For me the more effective comparison would have been Bush's Iraq war.

We spend 12 billion dollars a month there. We have 150,000 troops there, or almost 1 million dollars per soldier per year! War is hell, and expensive! :whistling:

A La Hermit :hippy:

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Turns out most of the math is wrong, but not so wrong as to make the conclusions different:

Specifically - a billion seconds ago was 1976, not 1959.

- a billion minutes ago Jesus was dead but only by a century

The interesting tidbits were that the 250 b$ was co-sponsored by the republican from lousiana, but that wasn't mentioned! (that would be from the "borrow and spend" party, not the "tax and spend" party). :whistling:

And the money was for the entire Gulf coast, not just New Orleans, so those calculations are wrong also. :whistling:

For me the more effective comparison would have been Bush's Iraq war.

We spend 12 billion dollars a month there. We have 150,000 troops there, or almost 1 million dollars per soldier per year! War is hell, and expensive! :whistling:

A La Hermit :hippy:

Nice post Dzldoc. I can't believe you found the math errors, very impressive! And yes, WAR IS EXPENSIVE! Borrow and spend :hysterical:

Yer doin' Hermit proud my Friend! :hippy:

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I never said i was happy he got banned. I said i thought it was sad.

Now, what i say and what i think are two different things.

and it doesn't matter what i think of hermit. If you break the rules, you must pay the price. we can debate if he broke the rules, but as long as the mods say he has, he will be banned.

I was banned, i explained myself and i vowed never to do what i did again.

We celebrate the daily ban of someone on here, why should this be no different.

Once again, i don't care either way.

I know Dirg, I'm sure you were just poking fun. I'm almost certain, like the rest of us, you must hope he comes back. I mean c'mon! How fun am I to debate!! Kinda takes the joy outta debating for you and Del I'm sure...Herm was a very worthy adversary on the political front!

I miss Herm! :angry:

Peace! :hippy:

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Turns out most of the math is wrong, but not so wrong as to make the conclusions different:

Specifically - a billion seconds ago was 1976, not 1959.

- a billion minutes ago Jesus was dead but only by a century

The interesting tidbits were that the 250 b$ was co-sponsored by the republican from lousiana, but that wasn't mentioned! (that would be from the "borrow and spend" party, not the "tax and spend" party). :whistling:

And the money was for the entire Gulf coast, not just New Orleans, so those calculations are wrong also. :whistling:

For me the more effective comparison would have been Bush's Iraq war.

We spend 12 billion dollars a month there. We have 150,000 troops there, or almost 1 million dollars per soldier per year! War is hell, and expensive! :whistling:

A La Hermit :hippy:

Well,

Good thing I wasn't the one who did the math. My mom got that in an email from who knows where :) She's pretty wise, but pretty old and pretty ill. I sure don't wanna fuss with her. Anyone else care too.

Thank you Dzl. Your calculator isnt broke eh?

Gooooooooo Diesel

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Some of the figures were correct at one time, it's just a very old email ;)

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