How Many Zero's In A Billion?

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  1. hypoc8

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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 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 askingCongress 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 ChargeTax
    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 happened?
    Can you spell:
    'POLITICIANS!'

    And I still have to
    Press '1'
    For English.
     
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    Fill a room with a billion guys and most of them are going to be zeros.
     
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    It was? But what measure?
     
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    QUOTE: (And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

    The problem the USA has is that the scale of the debts has reduced the link between taxation and representation. politicians seem to say whatever they feel they have to say to get elected, then do something different to what they promised because the debt leaves them with no choice. Government from Washington may today be as distant and unaccountable as government from London once was. At least the 13 colonies could blame their problems on someone else!
     
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    Maybe we just distract ourselves from the shit of our own crap by buying someone else's.

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