Taxes and a Billion Dollars

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 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. & Ottawa Canada < 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  Propert y 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 upon 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  Income

Tax Everything


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 US & CANADA at least 1 billion times.

  What the heck happened??? 

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman