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  • dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jun 5, 2008 6:52 PM Flag

    How many zeros in 1 billion?

    Subject: How many zeros in a billion?


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    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 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 only8 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 for250 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??


    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL License Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Federal Income Tax < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Ta x
    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 Su rcharge 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... 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.

    I hope this goes around the USA at least 100 times

    What the heck happened?????

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    • 100 years ago (1908) the US was still a "wannabe" world power. That all changed when we decided to pay to be a real world power. How do you pay for that?

      Accounts Receivable Tax
      Building Permit Tax
      CDL License Tax
      Cigarette Tax
      Corporate Income Tax
      Dog License Tax
      Federal Income Tax < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
      Fishing License Ta x
      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 Su rcharge 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

    • great post

    • You never answered your own question. Is the answer 6. 8. 9, 10, OR 12?

    • Not to worry. If Obama is elected all that will be left of your paycheck will be "CHANGE".

 
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