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When the Politicians Say a Billion, What They Mean This...

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by righteousdude2, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2007
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    This is a neat way to look at how much our nation is bleeding, along with all the taxes passed unto us from Democrats and Republicans alike. Like I've said before, it really is time to impeach the entire group of senators and congresspersons in order to get a grip on their spending habits.

    The election of McCain or Obama will do nothing to stop the bleeding. The Legislative Branch of government is in need of a complete makeover...

    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 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 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??

    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 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 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 all of us still have to press '1' for English in the USA. Where did we GO wrong???

    It's time for a change. Top to bottom...or this country will be no more. Just read the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, and try to tell the American on the streets of your home town that America isn't in deep, deep trouble.


    Pastor Paul
  2. exscentric

    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    May 24, 2004
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    It is not only the politicians, it is the people. They want want and want some more and the federal government is the purse.

    I watched a town-hall type meeting locally put on by a NW congressman relating to transportation. Everyone got their say and near everyone stated that it was the feds that should provide all the funds as though they were a never ending source of money.

    One man wanted the feds to build bio fuel gas stations across the nation so biofuel companies could sell their stuff. Another wanted the Federal government to convert all railways to electric. On and on we want it all no matter where the feds get the money.:BangHead:
  3. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2007
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    So True....

    You got it...McCain said on that Civil Service Forum last night that we needed to have less government, but, you're right. Everybody is mad at Washington, and at the same time, they have their hand out for a handout :BangHead:
  4. Ed Edwards

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    Aug 20, 2002
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    Best descriptive term I've seen:


    The sound of the Nanny-state: " Gimme, gimme, gimme"
    Sign of the Nanny-state: the palm up, outstretched hand


    I'm against all nanny-state entitlements save the entitlements to which I'm entitled
    (this month I go on Medicare cause I'm 65-years old)
    #4 Ed Edwards, Sep 12, 2008
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  5. EdSutton

    EdSutton New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    Anyone remember this quote??
  6. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    Jul 4, 2004
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    We did have a national debt 100 years ago.