The True Meaning of One Billion

Discussion in 'Jokes Forum' started by clemenlp, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

    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 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 Registration Tax,
    Well Permit Tax,
    Workers Compensation Tax.

    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.
  2. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

    Things that make you go huh....

  3. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

    Oh, and before anyone starts busting my chops I want to add something.

    I am in NO WAY what so ever against sending aid to areas that need it, especially within our own nation, within reason. I realize that not everyone had the ability to get insurance and this did catch some off guard. This, however, just seems like an astrimonical amount of money to ASSIST, not finance, the rebuild project.

    We live in a great nation with citizens that are willing to help, but come on.

    :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:
  6. SinGin

    SinGin Banned

    I'm moving to New Orleans.
  7. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

    well do not take this wrong. But if you live in a bowl you are going to get wet some day. I am sure the insurance rates were high. Maybe that is why most did not have it. But read some of the news on the net about the people how were trying to buy high dollars cars with there red cross debit cards. I can also add the Georgia's crime rate went up when they sent them here. Murder, rap, an home invasions also.
    And as for taxes and insurance? I think it is sad that before I get my pay check there is over 350 dollars a week taken out. That is more then some people gross in a week. What happened to the idea that this country was built on. No unfair taxes, like taxing money 2 or 3 times.
    OK we work for a paycheck, They tax it, you buy gas that is already taxed with money that they already taxed, That goes in your car that you paid tax on when you got it, that you pay tax on once a year. to go get food that the growers paid tax on when they sell it at market, By the way they paid tax on the seed to plant in the ground that they pay tax on once a year.
    I can go on like this for hours and hours. :mad2: :smokin:
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2008
  8. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

    Go figger it up boys how much it is a year
    they take it out once a week so as not ta disturb us.
    if ya are self employed ya pay tha full amount and not your employer helping out fer half of it.
    anyway it's only paper.:hippie: :caked:
  9. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

    yes smokes that people can not live with out. :smokin:
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2008
  10. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

    what tha paper or tha big goverenrment
  11. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

    The Paper, man I bet most here could not even saddle a horse. :smokin:
  12. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

    well I just take tha SC state flag and blanket offin mine
    turn tha gas lever on and crank er up and go puttin' away:biggrin1: :biggrin1: :biggrin1:
  13. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

    :smokin: I use to work with a guy. He said his wife left him and he hit rock bottom. So he loaded what he still had and drove across country to MT. Then he stopped at a church. Packed up what he need tools, close and stuff. Gave the rest to the church. He turned to the woods and went off to live on his own off the land. He said he came back 5 years later with is he clear. Then it took him about a year to work his way back to Ga. Then 10 years he was ready to go back to the woods. He quit working where I use to and he said he was headed back.
  14. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

    I here ya. Have you notice that the same brother hood we use to know is almost the same in archery or is it just me? :smokin: