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Putting things into perspective...

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> 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 are 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 him 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 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.
> 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 the heck happened?????=============
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