What is a Billion here or there? OK, a Trillion here or a Trillion there

Too few people are even paying attention.

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This is reposted from a friends email. I just thought it needs to be brought to light.
My father just went through an IRS Audit that has aged him. The amounts were much much smaller than Sen.Tom Daschle and Treasury Secretary Geithner. Yet he was taken through 2 months of IRS hell.
The government is into “creating” jobs right now they will never do the right thing and get rid of the IRS (notice that “the IRS” spells THEIRS). It would take away too many jobs that shouldn’t exist in the first place. SUPPORT THE FLAT TAX.. The Fair Tax!
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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 ‘bill ion’ 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 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 Licens e Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting Licen se Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges20(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 Ta x
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUT A)
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 ChargesTax
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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I very much enjoy Tim Knight’s blog, the Slope of Hope. And I really like his post, “The speech you won’t hear tonight”

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