Tuesday, March 29, 2011

$$$$$$$$ BILLION $$$$$$$ Food For Thought

                        I am sure everyone with computer has had this sent to them,or they have at least seen it sometime in the past,.   but It is interesting,to see a Breakdown of just what money is worth & how it's thrown around so frivolously by my favourite target group 'Politicians' as they are the ones who seem to benefit far more often than their constituents...they will tell you health cares is unsustainable, and to have it we have to cut this & that & just about anything to do with things for the people (where they get the money from in the first place) However For What it's Worth,.......read this,

        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 ofputting that figure into some perspective inone of its releases.

 A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

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


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.

Imagine, now $700 billion bailing out banks in the US .  That's enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!!

50 billion to bail out the auto industry???

Washington , D.C.


Ottawa ON.        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 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 y 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 upon 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

Income Tax

Everything 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? 'politicians!'

Cheers !! HF&RV

1 comment:

Les F said...

I can remember that cartoon from when I was a kid ,I think it was in the Montreal Gazette,.the guy wearing the barrel ,I also remember having a hard time understanding as a kid how to pronounce UNOWHO............hahahahaha Until I asked my Dad,he laughed and explained it to me ,......

So you see I have been wary of the Politicians robbing us for quite a while.......hahahaha
Cheers !! HF&RV
Ps: the above topic I got from kungfu ( Jimmy) one of our members from the old Verdun Connections site on MSN.....thanks Jimmy