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How many ZEROS in a BILLION??

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bob Schultz, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Jan 29, 1998
    Tuxedo NC
    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)
    is presently asking Congress for
    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...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 < BR>
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit 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 Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal,20State 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


    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.
  2. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    B.S. for president! Has a good ring, doesn't it!
  3. highflyer

    highflyer TS Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    I have read that the real national debt is 50 trillion dollars. Or 156,000 for every citizen. Or 375,000 for every worker. I just heard that social security just got a raise. Obama is promising free health care and free college. All this while giving a tax break to 95 percent of Americans. And American's are dumb enough to believe all this crap. Even McCain was sitting there promising to buy mortgages from greedy people who bought to much home. Bush just nationalized the banks with a Godfather deal, an offer they couldn't refuse. Our country is headed for a great depression. Our money will be worthless. And voters still have their hand out. I don't know why they only raised Social Security a little. Triple it. Like running up your credit cards when you are told you only have a month to live. Might as well enjoy the party while it last.
  4. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Both Party's should have their butt kicked. An electable independent or third party candidate is needed. Someone to threaten their control over politics. Only then would they wake up. Unfortunately, it will probably be too late. How about it Bob. Will you save our country?
  5. highflyer

    highflyer TS Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    Both parties have promised the American voter what they want. If you try to control spending the media attacks you as insensitive. They say you don't care about human suffering. Then you lose your next election. If Americans want anyone to blame for the current mess we are in look in the mirror. Politicians only gave us what we wanted.
  6. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I find it very interesting that before we were taxed on everything we as a nation had more money and lived better that we do today ... The United States Government as we know it is in a shambles and has to be held accountable for its actions by the people (voters) of the United States ... Vote McCain/Palin 2008 ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  7. Bill T

    Bill T Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Glendale, Arizona
    A million seconds is 11 days.

    A billion seconds is 31 years

    A trillion seconds is 30,000 years.

    Our national debt is currently at 9 TRILLION DOLLARS.
  8. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    And the Democrats expect to pay that off in 4 years once Mr. Obama is President!

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