Monday, September 22, 2008

What is 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.Or...

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, 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, 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.
What the heck happened?????
All I'm left with is small change!

11 comments:

Molly said...

In other words those politicians are taxing us to death!mqfmmuv Very timely post! Those fellas in D.C. like to play fast and loose with money that they didn't earn [ours!]

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yikes!!! that is scary as heck... and very interesting too!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Carine said...

very interesting, this was cute, funny, scary as all get out and important to be put into perspective-thank you Kacey!

Matty said...

Very well done Kacey! It makes you long for the past. It seems the further we get...the more behind. What progress?

Big Dave T said...

And now we're going to give $700 billion to Wall Street. Seems like we should get something for it, don't you think? A thank you note at least.

Granny Annie said...

We just returned from a relaxing trip and now I've got a headache! It is all too mind boggling.

Lucy Stern said...

Politicians talk about Billions of dollars like it was candy....that's B I L L I O N!!!! It is totally mind bogaling. I can't believe that the senate passed that bill to hand over $ 700 billion dollars to Wall Street banks. Who will get the next "Bailout", the big car dealerships, etc.? When will the stop spending the tax payers money? Now you got me started....

Betty said...

This is a brilliant commentary, Kacey. Something has gone terribly wrong, I'd say. I was trying to explain this mess to my son, but now I'm just going to have him read this post of yours.

Thank you!

Hugs,
Betty

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yep, and there will be more and more taxes. It will continue to go up so government can function. Bwahahahahaha. Government doesn't function very well at all. Have a great day. :)

Cathy said...

Kacey, this one made me think. Politicians is exactly what is wrong with this country. I am right now reading the book titled "Bush at War" OMG you talk about throwing our money around, you should read this book. I did not know until I read this that we pay off, in cash, the enemy's that we don't want to fight. You would not believe the millions and millions of dollars we entrust to our politicians. If everyone really knew how our money was being spent they would never say one more word about the single American mother who gets 200.00 a month in food stamps.

Changes in the wind said...

Great post.................