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Concept of a Billion...don't even think Trillion

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 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
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 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 the heck happened?????


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What the heck happened?????
one word answer "Progressives" and yes, there are Republican and Demoratict "Progressives

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That is very sad to read...

I'm going to keep investing in my bunker, ammo, seeds and food stuffs...

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Maybe now would be a good time to say that each of you owe over $1,000,000 to pay for your portion of the unfunded mandates that currently exist. This means that you and 999 others combined owe 1 billion bucks to someone. That means the PSN membership owes over 24 billion bucks.

If only those who knew what they were talking about replied, this thread would still be on page one.
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It's no fun until you get into the sextillion.

Sextillion | Define Sextillion at Dictionary.com

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It's no fun until you get into the sextillion.

Sextillion | Define Sextillion at Dictionary.com
Well lucky for us ours is a 1 with only 21 zeros behind it, verses Europe's that has 36 zeros. I think Obama is working to be the first President that is a Sextillion in debt. Lets see a President top that.

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Sad beyond description, but it's our own damned fault. We let them do this to our country by sitting idley by while they raped our national treasury. We've been too comfortable in our easy chair with a six pack and only paying attention when elections come around. There is no accountability anymore. Less that 3% of congress(including the Senate) is ousted each election cycle.
Our founding fathers figured it closer to 50%.

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Our founding fathers figured it closer to 50%.
Where did you get that figure?

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Questions to get everyone thinking......

1) What taxes existed 100 years ago that no longer exist today? Hint: federal income tax didn't exist until 1913 with the passing of the 16th amendment, meaning the federal government collected taxes based on census results. For a short time during and after the Civil War, a federal income tax existed, and was repealed in the 1870's. Basically 100 years ago, states collected a barrage of taxes, fines, fees, etc to then forward to the federal government. Not to mention that some of the items on the list that are "taxed" either A) didn't exist 100 years ago (such as recreational vehicles), or B) there were very few in existence (such as paved roads). However, even back then, things like roads, bridges, and tunnels weren't built for free. They came from tax money collected somewhere.

2) What was the national debt 100 years ago (1911)? Hint: there actually was a national debt. We weren't debt-free.

3) Do we still have the largest middle class in the world? This is a subjective question. 100 years ago, China, India, and Russia had larger populations than the U.S. Out of wealthier countries, the U.S. had a larger population. So at the time, the sheer number of middle class was larger. However, the PROPORTION of middle class compared to lower and upper class changes the picture completely when compared to other wealthy nations of that time. Same is true for today. China has the largest sheer number of middle class, but the proportion of middle class compared to other classes is significantly smaller than many other countries, including the U.S.

4) Did mom stay at home to raise the kids? Again, subjective, and not even accurate for 100 years ago. Many mothers left home to work in factories 100 years ago. That was just to get by in some cases. Compare to today's standards, we live in air conditioned homes that are far larger than the average home 100 years ago. We own multiple cars per family. We have multiple computers per family. We buy things and own things that didn't exist 100 years ago. Somehow that purchasing gap has to be made up, often in terms of a second income. And what was child labor like 100 years ago?

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The Federalist Papers. I forget exactly which one.

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