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Thought this was interesting

This is too true to be very funny........ Pretty amazing stuff!

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??

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.

Tax! his bo oze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.

Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom!"

And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
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 Perm it 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, !
Mar riage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge ta xes,
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 Fe e 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 Registrati on 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 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
USA at least 100 times

What the heck happened?????
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I tried to do the math to prove it wrong,,, but my calculator doesn't do billions.
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A blank check in billions: "The Senate approved the measure by a 100-0" in 2005 at the height of the war propaganda's effectiveness
Congress OKs $82 billion Iraq spending bill - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

Contractors skimming the milk in billions
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/23/wo...t/23audit.html

The Pentagon can't find a few billions
AFP: 15 bln dlrs in US Iraq spending unaccounted for: reports

People are waking up: "Senators voted 70-26 to approve $165 billion" 2008, that's over 1 in four, I guess the propaganda is losing effectiveness. Somebody needs to stir the hate machine and get the approval rate back to what it should be
Bush dealt blow on Iraq war spending - CNN.com
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Look no further than the Pentagon for the black hole of taxpayer trillions; the source of the largest frauds ever perpetrated upon the Merkin public
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A blank check in billions: "The Senate approved the measure by a 100-0" in 2005 at the height of the war propaganda's effectiveness
Congress OKs $82 billion Iraq spending bill - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

Contractors skimming the milk in billions
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/23/wo...t/23audit.html

The Pentagon can't find a few billions
AFP: 15 bln dlrs in US Iraq spending unaccounted for: reports

People are waking up: "Senators voted 70-26 to approve $165 billion" 2008, that's over 1 in four, I guess the propaganda is losing effectiveness. Somebody needs to stir the hate machine and get the approval rate back to what it should be
Bush dealt blow on Iraq war spending - CNN.com


Keep it up, Jay will come over there and sort you out on the War and the Economy and then give you a good ole Ass kicking..............
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Thought this was interesting

This is too true to be very funny........ Pretty amazing stuff!

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??
I tired to see the logic in the post and then I backed up a bit. At least 28 percent of Americans [the Shrinking28]would assume that these two are a contradiction as the earth is only 6500 or so years old:
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
Then I looked at the simple math of New Orleans and saw that nothing was allocated for infrastructure [the primary costs associated with the rebuild], nothing was included for rebuilding of the ports, nothing for levies, interstate highways, railroads, airports, oil facilities and all of the other pieces of commerce required to support the millions of people from Memphis to Nashville to Jackson to Little Rock to St. Louis and just realized that the whole list was bullshit build by someone with a way too simple grasp of reality and passed on by cut and paste.

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Thanks Mc B ,, I knew someone here could discredit this. Do they even make a calculator that does billions? Or is the Govt the only ones allowed to have them?
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Hey Steve, would you believe me if I told you that our government gives away billions from our taxes we paid that we're suppose to benefit from to a foreign nation that does not have famines, starvation and rampant poverty? Let me be clear, those billions are not loans and we actually get nothing for free from that country. Would you believe that?
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Thanks Mc B ,, I knew someone here could discredit this. Do they even make a calculator that does billions? Or is the Govt the only ones allowed to have them?
Mine does 10 nonillion [10 with 30 zeros] before going to scientific notation so I am pretty comfortable calculating with it.

And my calculator costs about $49.00. But it provides much the same service as the free one as the accessories folder on Windows [same 10 nonillion threshold].

And it is not so much debunking as it is perspective and insuring many more of the variables are included before conclusions are drawn.

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