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 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 walked on the earth on two feet.
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.
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans .. Interesting number...
what does it mean?
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 , your home gets $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 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.
< HELLO!!! >
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
Propert y 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 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
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation 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.
Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to
I hope this goes around the
US & CANADA
at least 1 billion times
What the heck happened???
A billion is $3.25 from everyone in the USA. The current wars have cost 1141 billion dollars.
I had to give it a 10 for it's thoughtfulness and approach.
this is too much tax (i think i should take taxi) it is not funny at all
Jeez, Moelicious--I logged onto Funny.com to read some jokes. There are other websites for this.
Wow. (:l This guy just found a way to fix the econemy
What once was" WE the People" is now " WEAK are the People" and a "certain party" LOVES IT!!!! Regardless, Thank you for the reminder :)
I will share this with everyone!
wow, really puts this into perspective for ya, doesn't it?
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!
I'm not putting the ten because it's funny but because it's 100% TRUE
I can agree with this, but it's not funny. It's very true, just not funny, lol.
HOLY CRAP!!!! DUDE! I LUV THIS!!! WHOEVER CAME UP W/ THIS IS LIKE MY SISTA FROM ANOTHA MISTA!!! KEEP IT UP MOE!
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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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)
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.