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Old 01-22-2008, 11:02 AM
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My friend sent me this and I thought it was interesting-

A Billion Dollars . . .

A billion - the story about a Billion Dollars . . .

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 its

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 caves.

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 the

Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number.

What does it mean?


A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man,
woman, 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 for repairs.

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

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

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts 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 Perm it 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 Fe e 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.
*

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, had the

largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

'press 1' for English.

What do you think?
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:31 PM
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:33 PM
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And another FAV!
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You just made me think of my favorite John Wayne poster.

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