What is a Billion?

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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 it's 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.

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

50 billion to bail out the auto industry???

Washington , D.C.

&

Ottawa ON.

< 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

Propert 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

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.

I hope this goes around the

US & CANADA

at least 1 billion times

What the heck happened???

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by andrew d. 1+ years ago

A billion is $3.25 from everyone in the USA. The current wars have cost 1141 billion dollars.

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by cathy c. 1+ years ago
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by Dylan M. 1+ years ago

I had to give it a 10 for it's thoughtfulness and approach.

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by Kwanel N. 1+ years ago

this is too much tax (i think i should take taxi) it is not funny at all

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by Abby B. 1+ years ago

Jeez, Moelicious--I logged onto Funny.com to read some jokes. There are other websites for this.

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by Pushkin R. 1+ years ago

Wow. (:l This guy just found a way to fix the econemy

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by Anonymous R. 1+ years ago

What once was" WE the People" is now " WEAK are the People" and a "certain party" LOVES IT!!!! Regardless, Thank you for the reminder :)

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by Dirson Eduardo J. 1+ years ago

I will share this with everyone!

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by meghann a. 1+ years ago

wow, really puts this into perspective for ya, doesn't it?

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by aj P. 1+ years ago

This. Rules. I'm sure alot of you have realized this, but the first 5 pages of the 'funniest - all time' catagory for jokes are mostly moelicious jokes! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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by Joey R. 1+ years ago

I'm not putting the ten because it's funny but because it's 100% TRUE

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by Kassie S. 1+ years ago

I can agree with this, but it's not funny. It's very true, just not funny, lol.

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by Jessica W. 1+ years ago

HOLY CRAP!!!! DUDE! I LUV THIS!!! WHOEVER CAME UP W/ THIS IS LIKE MY SISTA FROM ANOTHA MISTA!!! KEEP IT UP MOE!

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by Michael G. 1+ years ago

I log on to this site to be amused and entertained! What is this doing here? Not amusing and quite depressing if you stop to think about it! STOP POSTING NON FUNNY THINGS ON FUNNY.COM! Thank you very much!

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by j d. 1+ years ago

I agree, but our society has changed incredibly over the last century. And as for States and companies asking for billions of dollars, they don't get an immediate check. It's spread out over a number of years after they come up with a detailed plan as to where the funds will be allocated. (Sorry if I ruined this "joke" for you... but what can I say, I am in Economics, it's what we do)

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by sherry f. 1+ years ago

Very well done!

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by Mark S. 1+ years ago

Unless you can tell me exactly WHY taxes were introduced to this "great country", this fucking joke is so null and void. Except that billion part, that's a good point.

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by aj P. 1+ years ago

Amen brother!!!

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