The following was forwarded me from a Quebec friend
of mine currently enjoying the Florida sunshine. Thought it might be of
Subject: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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
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. A billion seconds ago it was
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two
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
Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress
for $250 BILLION to
rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does
A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your
family gets $2,066,012.
Washington , D.C . HELLO!!! ... Are
all your calculator s broken??
Tax his land,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
Tax his tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.
Tax him good and
let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and
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 re
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable Tax
CDL License Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Fuel Perm it Tax
Charges (tax on top of tax), IRS Penalties (tax on top of
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
Tax, Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
State and Local Su rcharge Tax, Telephone Minimum
Usage Su rcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and
Local Tax, Telephone Usage Charge Tax, Utility Tax,
Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft
Registration Tax, Well
Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax.
STILL THINK THIS IS
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was
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
And I still have to 'press
I hope this goes around THE
USA at least 100
What the heck happened?????