Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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 its 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)
was 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 (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
(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.

What happened?
Can you spell
'politicians'!

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

I hope this goes around   the
U S A
At least 100 times

What the hell has happened to our    country?????

19 comments:

LL said...

In Washington they throw billions around like chicken feed and even the trillion number fails to raise much attention. The bail out that was to bring about the summer of recovery that never happened cost nearly a trillion...

Adrienne said...

Every time they throw out another number (which is almost daily) like the 3 BILLION they want for the illegal aliens, my first thought is, "Where the hell is all this money coming from." Then I remember. It's me and the printing press. Noticed the cost of meat lately?

Sandee said...

What the hell happen to our country? POLITICIANS is what happened to this country.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Euripides said...

Reading this taxed my patience with the government.

Robert Fowler said...

Passed along.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, Trillion is the new black.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, I notice the cost of everything.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, good ole boys happened.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Euripides, more taxes to follow.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Robert, cool.

Scott Way said...

But as long as the bread and circuses roll on...so will the Marx train.

edutcher said...

Anything that happened, the public let them do.

cube said...

It scares the devil out of me.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scott, that's like the gravy train, huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, tar and feathers or hanging works, huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Cube, that's because you're one of the smart ones.

Ron Russell said...

And now Obama is asking for $4 billion for the border crisis---hell we could just pay each of those illegals $10,000 to return home and stay and save about $3 billion. But they would be to fricking easy. Leave it up to politicians to complicate the obvious.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, it's been reported that we could send them all home to the country of origin by plane for one billion.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Josi Bunder, Nice try doode. No sneaky ads allowed!