Sunday, April 11, 2010

Politicians and a Billion

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


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
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

B.  Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
     New Orleans, your home gets

C. Or... If you are a family of four...Your family gets

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 (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
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)


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?????


  1. Bravo, Odie, for saying what we all think!
    When it's printed out, it looks even worse.

    It pisses me off that I have to press 1 for English.
    Those bums should LEARN English if they want
    OUR money. grrrrrr, they make me mad, but it's Sunday, and I'm trying to think happy thoughts.

  2. Pressing one for English is a real pisser to me too, Bunni. Also, a husband and wife both have to work now to pay for these bums and their enablers in Washington.

  3. Excellent Post, Odie!! These facts are so sad. Our politicians are a bunch of thiefs! Let's throw the bums out in November.

  4. I'm a throwin', Teresa, I'm a throwin'.


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