[StBernard] So, so sad.

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Aug 21 19:59:31 EDT 2012

Now THIS is some real perspective.........

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

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

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

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)
was asking Congress for
To rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number...
What does it mean?

Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man,
woman and child) You each get $516,528

Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets

Or... If you are a family of four...
Your family gets

Washington, D.C.
Are all the calculators broken??

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 ChargeTax 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)


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

And I still have to
Press '1'
For English.

I hope this goes around the
At least 100 times.

What has happened to our country?????
Rebuild New Orleans on the same site? Another hurricane will flatten it
again -- or another flooding of the Mississippi.
This is an election year ---no kidding. MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT for good!

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