I copied this from a myspace bulletin.. it made me think a little!

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 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),

is presently asking the Congress for

$250 BILLION

to rebuild New Orleans .

Interesting number,

what does it mean?

A.



Well, if you are one of

484,674 residents of
New Orleans

(every man, woman, 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??


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 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, had the largest
middle cl ass 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

USA



at least 100 times

What the heck happened?????

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Comments:

Tatte...
Sep. 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Nice post.  It's pretty ridiculous huh?

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