Here’s an email I received today:
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 YOU R 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 billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were****living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
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 askingCongressfor **
250 BILLION DOLLARSto rebuild New Orleans . **
Interesting number…what does it m****ean? **
Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) you [FONT=Georgia]each get [/FONT]****$516,528.
Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets** $1,329,787.**
**Or… if you are a family of four… your family gets **$2,066,012.
**Washington, D.****C **
Are all your calculators broken??
Building** Permit Tax **
CDL** License Tax **
**Cigarette Tax **
**Corporate Income Tax **
**Dog License Tax **
**Federal Income Tax **
**Federal Unemployment Tax 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. ***
**Can you spell ‘politicians!’ **
And I still have to press ‘1’ for English.
I hope this goes around the
**at least 100 times **What the heck happened???