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  • How Many Zeros in a Billion?

    8 posts, 8 voices, 643 views, started Feb 11, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Daphne

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    • Carnelian
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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 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 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.  

      Washington , D. C  

       HELLO!
      Are all your calculators broken??

      Building Permit Tax
      CDL License Tax
      Cigarette Tax
      Corporate Income Tax
      Dog License Tax
      Federal Income Tax (Fed)
      Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
      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 T ax
      Vehicle Sales Tax
      Watercraft Registration Tax
      Well Permit Tax
      Workers Compensation Tax
      (And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)  

      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.  

      by: Matt Johnson



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          Denise Richardson wrote Feb 11, 2009
        • This is truly awesome and absolutely true, thank for sharing.



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          3sa wrote Feb 11, 2009
        • Interesting.  However the world has changed in 100 years so you can’t just look at the one side of the coin you have to look at the whole coin.  More people, more cars, more homes, more telephone, more resources needed to maintain all these things.



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          Lorrij7 wrote Mar 10, 2009
        • It’s a shame the way money is wasted :(



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          Janet DeVito wrote Apr 3, 2009
        • I feel bad for my kids.  If things keep going like they hav been the last month, the next generation will never know what it is like to be free and prosper...cuz they will be paying the debt that is being created.
          Just look at the state of California (which happens to be Nancy Pelosi’s state!).  It is a perfect example of what happens when too many entitlements are given out and no one has the incentive to work!!!  Why should they?



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          Mary Clark wrote Apr 3, 2009
        • You are right!  Our kids will be paying a debt to a dictator.  They will become “nothings” because there will be no one to inspire them to become successful because everyone will be the same.  Socialism???????  Hmmmm...YES!

          Pelosi???  She is a sorry excuse of a woman!!  I’m sorry to say that...but she needs to be impeached.  Gone!!!  She is mental case!!!



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          Mztracy wrote Apr 6, 2009
        • im with 3sa....also the problems have been here since 6+ years ago. Obama is not the cause.

          I am just glad I am not in his shoes having to fix what our previous regime did to our country!  

          IMHO
          lest we forget...

          My kids are inspired everyday by what my hubz and I teach them. We are responsible for ‘inspiring’ our kids.  

          I should stay away from anything that may be political. lmao

          As for the question daph...it never was funny. quite scary isn’t it. TY for this blog!!



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