Monday, January 12, 2009


Subject: Fw: A billion...

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 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.
Imagine, now $700 billion bailing out banks in
the US. That's enough to fund complete
medical care for every man, woman and
child currently alive in the US for 11 years!!
50 billion to bail out the auto industry???
Washington , D.C. & Ottawa ON. 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
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
Propert y 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 upon 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
Income Tax
Everything 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.
What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to press '1' for English.
I hope this goes around the US & CANADA
at least 1 billion times. What the heck happened???


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