What is a Billion?

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    What is a Billion?

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    I don't have the time to verify all these details; but on the chance they're correct, it'll make your head spin!

    This is too true to be very 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 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 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 lies.
    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 booze,
    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 lies.
    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
    F ood 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,
    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.

    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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    Million = in french mile ( thousand ) lion ... no sence hehe
    Bi in sc.phy ( physical science ... )= 2 ... if mill mean thousand and bi mean 2 .. lets fidn what ion mean .. lol I'm lost myself

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    errr this is ment for USA mostly

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    ouf I'm in canada

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    " and our nation was the most prosperous in the world." prove it please

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    Just an email forward Im sure there were times

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    its true, look at us, the US is pathetic now because of lawyers and politicians.

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    CA dollar wroth more then US now

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    ......the us dollar is falling like a rock because they are spending it all on no renewible stuff, i.e. china imports, oil, war, space exploriation, and things they dont need like a pen that can write in space,<<how facking r-tarded, and cars that eat gas like candy.
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