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  1. #1 Just so you know .... 
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    Just so you know ....

    If there is anyone out there that doesn't know this,
    this is the best visual presentation I ever saw...
    Just remember who did this when you vote....

    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.

    Washington, D. C

    < 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
    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
    Stat e Unem ployment 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

    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
    USA
    at least 100 times

    What the heck happened?????
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    Interesting M. Thanks.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    I've seen it before but it was excellent the second time too. Enough is enough. Not only do we need to stop spending, we need debt reduction. This is national suicide.

    Vote the weasels out. Demand term limits and line item vetoes.:mad:
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    if you were to tax everyone in the United States $5 more on average...
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    btw- your war (and I call it yours, because I want nothing to do with it) accounts for about a trillion, lets do a presentation on how much money a trillion dollars is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    btw- your war (and I call it yours, because I want nothing to do with it) accounts for about a trillion, lets do a presentation on how much money a trillion dollars is.
    Ok, I'll play.

    YOUR Congress approved it.
    Your Congress now wants to change history and crawfish out of any responsibility.
    Your Congress has, counting this week, accomplished NOTHING!
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
    Ayn Rand
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Ok, I'll play.

    YOUR Congress approved it.
    Your Congress now wants to change history and crawfish out of any responsibility.
    Your Congress has, counting this week, accomplished NOTHING!
    Wait a second, are you blaming Democrats for the Iraq war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Wait a second, are you blaming Democrats for the Iraq war?
    Re-read the post.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
    Ayn Rand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    if you were to tax everyone in the United States $5 more on average...
    Businesses COULD and WOULD if they did not have to pay the unreasonable taxes and if we stopped illegal immigration.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Wait a second, are you blaming Democrats for the Iraq war?
    Well, when you consider they cut the intelligence budgets and imposed rules on our intelligence agencies that prevented them from getting good intelligence, I would say ABSOLUTELY.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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