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    This is too true to be very funny.........

    This is too true to be very 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 the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does it mean?

    A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
    New Orleans (every man, woman, 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??

    Tax his land,
    Tax his wage,
    Tax his bed in which he lays.
    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes is the rule.
    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirts,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he tries to think.

    Tax his booze,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries,
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his bills,
    Tax his gas,
    Tax his notes,
    Tax his cash.

    Tax him good and let him know
    That after taxes, he has no dough.

    If he hollers,
    Tax him more,
    Tax hi m until he's good and sore.

    Tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in which he lays.
    Put these words upon his tomb,
    'Taxes drove me to my doom!'

    And when he's gone,
    We won't relax,
    We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
    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 Perm it 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 Fe e Tax,
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge Tax,
    Telephone Minimum Usage Su rcharge 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.

    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, 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.

    What happened????
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    Interesting figures!!!

    Just for s & g's - taking a .45 acp round as 330 grains .... a billion of those would weigh ........ 23,571 TONS!
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    Well then what does that say about the 1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) dollars we have committed to a war in Iraq? Or the 9,169,698,075,000 (trillion) we have accumulated in national debt. Very, Very sad state of affairs we have allowed our country to get itself into. That is about $30,500 for every person in the country.
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    Wow!, and Bill Gates is worth 50 of those? On any given morning, he makes or loses 300-400 million in stocks..

    Interesting numbers...

    Stay armed...check your wallet...stay safe!
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    amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Stay armed...check your wallet...stay safe!
    Sounds like a motto. If you don't mind I might just make that my life motto.
    Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!

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    Do not tax thee or me
    Tax the man behind the tree...

    Quote from some civics class long, long ago...


    Every time a politician says "Increase taxes on the rich"
    The fellow is talking about you (and me)...

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    And I still have to 'press
    1' for English.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Just how much IS 1 Trillion Dollars?

    One Trillion dollars would buy enough Gold metal to build a full size exact replica of the Eiffel Tower in pure Gold.

    There is not 1 Trillion dollars worth of physical Gold metal on Planet Earth to buy...even if you HAD 1 Trillion dollars to do nothing with but, use it to buy Gold.

    Interesting.
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    Interesting,

    Reagan is rolling in his grave "Tax and Spend" republicians
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Interesting,

    Reagan is rolling in his grave "Tax and Spend" republicians
    He was pretty spendy himself...
    ...He suggested that "every American citizen" should own a rifle and train with it on firing ranges "at every courthouse." -Chesty Puller

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    I don't know why, but when I read the OP the Beatle's song "Taxman" was playing in my head. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    He was pretty spendy himself...
    That's true, but he spent more so he could spend less
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    He was pretty spendy himself...
    How true, how true.

    The increase in total debt during Reagan’s two terms was larger than all the debt accumulated by all the presidents before him combined. From 1983 through 1985, with a Republican Senate, the debt was increasing at over 17% per year. While Mr. Reagan was in office this nation’s debt went from just under 1 trillion dollars to over 2.6 trillion dollars, a 200% increase.
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    G. Gordon Liddy always refers to a billion as "a thousand million" to remind you just how much it is.
    America: Your government is not ignoring you, it's insulting you.

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