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  • 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 Rome ruled an empire.

    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 g overnment
    is spending it.


    While this thought is still fresh in your brain...
    let's take a look at New Orleans
    It's amazing what you c an learn with some simple division.


    Louisiana Senator,
    Mary Landrieu (D)
    is presently asking Congress for
    250< /SPAN> BILLION DOLLARS
    to 'rebuild' New Orleans again.
    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 - the seat of OUR government.

    WHAT THE HELL?

    Are their calculators broken? Is there a brain among them?

    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 </ SPAN> 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
    Sure - there are more...


    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.

    And You Wonder What happened?

    Can you spell 'politicians!'
    We look up to these people?
    We honor them?
    We should FIRE them all.
    Incompetence, dereliction of duty,
    malfeasance and a host of other failings,
    and get new EMPLOYEES.

    And employees is all they really are;
    its time to treat them realistically.

    And I still have to
    press '1'
    for English.


    I added color for visual effects, sure makes this look nicer, eh....
    Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

    http://www.contractorspub.com

    A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

  • #2
    Re: How many zeros in a billion?

    Don't forget the lawyers!
    Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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    • #3
      Re: How many zeros in a billion?

      Thats a great brake down of a billion $$$$
      I was trying to figure out what each of us(citizens only) would get if the 700billion bail out was given to us as a stimulus package.
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      • #4
        Re: How many zeros in a billion?

        $700 Billion = $700,000 Million
        $700,000 Million / 300 Million = $700,000 / 300 = $2333

        My family could use an extra $10 grand.

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        • #5
          Re: How many zeros in a billion?

          Originally posted by cpw View Post
          $700 Billion = $700,000 Million
          $700,000 Million / 300 Million = $700,000 / 300 = $2333

          My family could use an extra $10 grand.

          I'm not following you.

          Are you saying each man, woman ,and child would get $2333?
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          • #6
            Re: How many zeros in a billion?

            Orson Wells wrote a thought full in book form. Of course he wasn't wrapped to tight.Wasn't he?
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            • #7
              Re: How many zeros in a billion?

              Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
              I'm not following you.

              Are you saying each man, woman ,and child would get $2333?
              Yes.

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              • #8
                Re: How many zeros in a billion?

                Money hungry lawyers and politicians are killing this country and fast.

                How many of you remember the old saying "The love of money is the root of great evil"? I may be off a word with that, but the meaning is the same. People do unthinkable acts out of greed and many don't even think about it or look back.

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