How many zeros in a billion?

Posted By Staff

Date: October 31st, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

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 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.

- 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 DOLLARSto 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 <>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

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

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 Charge Tax

Utility Tax

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax
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!’
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12 Responses to “How many zeros in a billion?”

  1. texan Says:

    Holy crap! That New Orleans stuff is shocking!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yes. When I was a boy of 10 years old my Father only paid 5% income tax and the country was more than fine. Things have gotten WAY out of hand.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    troll troll troll

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I’d like to see this aired on an all major networks….oh wait we can’t the politicans control that! But go ahead you Obama supporters they need more money to spend and TRY to fix the budget, atleast McCain will only TRY to fix the budget and leave people with the money they have! Guess it’d be too hard to work for money, can’t wait to see what the excuse of the blacks are when they are the MAJORITY, guess us whities will still be hogging everything, maybe if PEOPLE (cause whites do it to) didn’t think they were OWED so much things would be better. The ONLY thing people NEED in life is water, why don’t they actually help the economy and the economy is the grass, water, trees, and WORLD WE ALL live in, they want to keep making laws make a law that helps the people ENFORCE RECYCLING, not freaking speed limits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    maybe I’m stupid… can someone tell me what “Troll troll troll” is supposed to mean?

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  8. Anonymous Says:

    Everyone is shocked by a Billion. Isn’t the national debt in the Trillion area?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    there are 3,600 seconds in an hour, that times
    3600seconds/hr x 24hrs/1day = 86,400 second/day
    86,400 seconds/day x 365days/year=
    31,536,000 seconds/year
    …..anybody catching on???
    …..= approximatley 31.7 years
    2008-31.7 = early of 1976.
    well at least its not the 80′s
    but its NOT 1959

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Fuck new Orleans, I’m sorry y’all had some problems, but NONE of you deserve 1+million, check the property value down there, its not that high….even personal possessions included wouldn’t break that

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I know I can spell crooks, as in politicians are all greedy ass crooks. All the fucking politicians are more crooked than 3/4 of all our prison population. And that is where they belong.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    you think you guys have it hard, try living up here in canada, sure we have all kinds of great services and everyone is garanteed health care but 52% of out gross income is lopt off in the form of tax of one kind or another and our brave leaders are contantly thinking up new ways of taxing us. there is talk of recession and depression but i think if they gave some of that money back we could easily spend our way back into prosperity and turn the economy around, but what the hell do i know.

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