How Much Is A Billion

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Living/Home Realty 24642

 $1,000,000,000

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??

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 Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

 

YOU FORGOT OBAMACARE TAX 

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.

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Rainer
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Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

It's easy to spend money when it's not yours. I wonder what would happen if you were to audit the federal government? Wouldn't that be interesting?

Jan 20, 2011 08:55 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

So, the concept of a billion is no different than believing in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc....?

Jan 20, 2011 11:08 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Connie - I believe the average politician has no concept of what groceries even cost let alone how much a billion dollars is.  It's all about what can I do to stay in office.

Jan 20, 2011 01:31 PM #3
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Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az - Surprise, AZ
Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley

Connie Lou: They talk about billions like it is hundreds. I hear well its only earmarked to receive 150 billion dollars as if that is 150 dollars.

Jan 21, 2011 12:22 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

It's very very sad. And it's $999,999,983 more dollars than I have in my purse.

Jan 21, 2011 05:02 AM #5
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