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What is a billion?3 min read

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Another interesting conservative ‘spam’ letter that I thought I’d share.



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 billion seconds ago it was 1959.
  • A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
  • A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
  • A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
  • 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 Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number…

What does it mean?

  • Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child)  You each get $516,528.
  • Or…. If you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans your home gets $1,329,787..
  • Or…. If you are a family of four….Your family gets $2,066,012..

Washington , D. C – HELLO!  Are all your calculators broken??

  1. Building Permit Tax
  2. CDL License Tax
  3. Cigarette Tax
  4. Corporate Income Tax
  5. Dog License Tax
  6. Federal Income Tax (Fed)
  7. Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
  8. Fishing License Tax
  9. Food License Tax
  10. Fuel Permit Tax
  11. Gasoline Tax
  12. Hunting License Tax
  13. Inheritance Tax
  14. Inventory Tax
  15. IRS Interest Charges
  16. (tax on top of tax)
  17. IRS Penalties(tax on top of tax)
  18. Liquor Tax
  19. Luxury Tax
  20. Marriage License Tax
  21. Medicare Tax
  22. Property Tax
  23. Real Estate Tax
  24. Service charge taxes
  25. Social Security Tax
  26. Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
  27. Sales Taxes
  28. Recreational Vehicle Tax
  29. School Tax
  30. State Income Tax
  31. State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
  32. Telephone Federal Excise Tax
  33. Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
  34. Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
  35. Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
  36. Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
  37. Telephone State and Local Tax
  38. Telephone Usage Charge Tax
  39. Utility Tax
  40. Vehicle License Registration Tax
  41. Vehicle Sales Tax
  42. Watercraft Registration Tax
  43. Well Permit Tax
  44. Workers Compensation Tax

(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)


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!’

I hope this goes around the U S A At least 100 times

What the hell happened???