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How Much is a Billion - Contemporary Math

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by HBMurphy, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    HBMurphy

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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 '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.
    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 (D)
    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

    HELLO!
    Are all your calculators broken??

    Building Permit Tax
    CDL License Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Federal Income Tax (Fed)
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
    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 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 T ax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax
    (And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

    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.

    What the heck happened?????
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    We fucked it up...thats what happened! Dude, back in the day when there was no such thing as interest and we didn't contract out other country's to make our stuff we were the doing the best...no national deficit etc...its sad really!
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    mind boggling. great post
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    IBTL

    :locked:
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    + 1 to you.


    Shouldn't be locked but just in case.
    IBTL
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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  7. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    It kind of reminds me when my parents lived in Venezuela. When there was a party change, there was no money. The outgoing politician lined pockets and the incoming lined their pockets. Have we become no better than that?
     
  8. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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