First, let me point out that I am a Canadian and have lived my entire life north of the American border. But I have to speak out for the American public with sympathy in my heart. Research has proven the following and it is a travesty. Please read on and collectively we might be able to reverse this horrific trend into the pits of a depression for both our country's possible bankrupcies.
A "Billion" dollars? Not much if you say the word real fast. 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 OUR 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. (The agency will not be mentioned for fear of reprisal.)
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 with two feet walked the earth.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate the U S 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.
Mary Landrieu (D) is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans ... Interesting number...
What does it mean? The following figures are in dollars and no cents. (Actually that should be "No Senses".)
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, each home would get $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 U.S. for 11 years!!
50 billion to bail out the auto industry???
Washington, D.C. & Ottawa, Canada.
Are all your calculators broken??
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax , Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle 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 and Provincial Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
The "Everything" Tax
And there are 46 more taxes I have failed to mention. Gee, are we in trouble or what?
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
"Not ONE" of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
And, The United States, with Canada a close second, were the most prosperous countries in the world.
The U S had absolutely no national debt, nor did Canada.
The U S had the largest middle class in the world, again, Canada was a close second.
And Mom was able to stay home to raise the kids if she chose to.
Can you spell 'POLITICIANS!? Can you spell 'GREED'? Can you spell 'PORK'? Can you spell "LOBBYISTS'? or 'ARMS RACE',or 'MADOFF', or 'BRIDGE TO NOWHERE'?
I've said enough. I knew one day I would get myself into trouble, but personally, I think today is a wonderful day to do just that.
Would somebody please correct me if I'm wrong or at least comment on this? I'd love to hear from you. "Somebody, anybody!"