Posted by: guinness222 | January 18, 2009

“And a billion, and another billion, and another …..”

    Several months ago I wrote a thing about the size of numbers in reality. i.e. it’s easy to say a “billion”, but what does it really signify, or mean in reality. Just came across this little gem and I pass it along for you to enjoy!


This is too true to be funny. 

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. 

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 
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


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

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.



Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax <BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) 
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 Fe dermal, 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 


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 US of A
at least 100 times 

What happened?????

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