1 billion plus tax

1 billion plus tax

PostBy: daveuz On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:59 pm

found this on another forum and thought it was interesting: 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 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 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.


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 could stay 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?????

Re: 1 billion plus tax

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:44 pm

daveuz wrote:Fuel Permit Tax

This one always pissed me off, my one truck fell into a category where i only had to get the PA tax sticker because it was over 26,000 G.V.W. No IFTA sticker, cost me 5 bucks a year. As i said to the clerk in the office the one day, the only one making any money off this is the guy making the sticker when you considered the postage and both my time and the PA revenue office workers time.

I'll tell you another giant waste of tax payers money, I had a few LIHEAP accounts where the government was subsidizing low income peoples heat. Most would get about 2 or 3 hundred bucks a year, anyhow it was done through a county offices. You have to register in each county, each year they would all send me the yearly booklet. This booklet is about 100 pages long and generally a nice book. I'd have to estimate it must of cost them $20 for each book if not more. That's on top of the envelope and postage.

So i get the same book from 5 counties, two of those counties I only had one cusotmer... Add that up for all the fuel dealers in Pennsylvania servicing multiple counties...
Richard S.
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Re: 1 billion plus tax

PostBy: acesover On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:48 pm

Thanks for the post, it made my day. : :mad:
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Re: 1 billion plus tax

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:58 pm

Don't forget the $1.00 tax on beer and liquor to pay for the Johnstown flood 100 years ago! :sick: Also I live in one of the few counties that requires emmision testing; why do I have to pay taxes on the test that is required? :mad: I am glad I don't live in New Jersey.
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Re: 1 billion plus tax

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:10 pm

How much is 1 billion dollars?? :? Most people don"t understand what a billion dollars really is? or even one million. If I gave you one million dollars to spend on anything you want. You must spend $1000.00 per day.(we all understand one thousand) There will be no days off no vacations no holidays etc. how long will it take you to spend one million? ...... ok now if I gave you one thousand dollars a day to spend. how long will it take you to spend one billion dollars? :wtf:
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Re: 1 billion plus tax

PostBy: tvb On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:44 pm

At least in New Orleans, they money stays in the borders. Consider this - the war in Iraq is costing $4 Billion a week http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2008/ ... -wmgn.html

And in 2005? Our fine government lost track of $9 billion http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast ... raq.audit/

And late last year, they couldn't account for another $1 billion given to DynCorp on a contract in Iraq. http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/10/23/idUSN22450778

And you are concerned about something reposted from an email that went around a couple years ago and that you could have researched a bit on snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/trivia/billions.asp) to find out a bit more on where the money requested by Sen. Landrieu would go?
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