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OT What is a Billion?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by sako2115, Feb 23, 2008.

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  1. sako2115

    sako2115 TS Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Besides the pellets I've launched that missed, it is also:

    What is a 'Billion'

    This is too true to be very 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 1974.

    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.

    W hile 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 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, 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 happened?????
  2. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You could not count one billion in single dollar bills in a lifetime if you counted 18 hours a day every day.
  3. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Yep,funny we did not have this when Slick Willie was in.

    Where in the hell did it go?

    Furniture and silver ware for the White House.

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