How Many ZEROs are in a BILLION ??? Forwarded and perspective added by Robert A. Williams

Editors’s Note:  This was forwarded to me and since North Carolina, under Democrat Control from Gov. Purdue, Lt Gov. Walter Dalton-down to Tim Moore, Debbie Clary, Mary Accor, Jo Boggs and Eddie Holbrook- is about $3 billion in the red, this article seemed appropriate.

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 that ‘politician’ spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, however, 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 ago–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 (including Patrick McHenry) 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, DC, HELLO! Are all your calculators broken??

There is MORE!!!

What about these taxes?
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.  Also think: what has Patrick McHenry, Jo Boggs, Eddie Holbrook, Tim Moore and Debbie Clary done to remove any of these taxes?)


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 Dad made enough money so Mom could stay home to raise the kids.

What happened?  Can you spell: “POLITICIANS!”???

And I still have to “Press ‘1’ for English”. What the hell happened?????

I hope this goes around Cleveland County, NC, USA at least 10,000 times!

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