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Discussion in 'America the Beautiful' started by RobWin, Jan 7, 2008.

    Jan 7, 2008
  1. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    ONLY IN AMERICA​



    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 1972.



    B. A billion minutes ago was the year A.D. 102.



    C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were

    living in the Old Stone Age.



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



    E. A billion dollars ago was only 4 hours and

    10 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?? :what:



    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 Fe e Tax,

    Telephone Federal, 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,

    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, 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.


    What the heck happened?????



    This was an email that I received this evening from a very good friend of mine....makes you think, but it really made me mad the more I did think about it...:mad:
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
    6 people like this.
  2. Jan 7, 2008
  3. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    US
    Anytime I receive an email with some outlandish claims, I check it out on Snopes.com because I've learned to be a little suspicious of outlandish claims. :eek: I just had to check that one out........hope you don't mind. :)
    The email quoted above is not completely accurate per Snopes.

    If you are interested in the facts of the above check it out here. You must register/login in order to see the link.

    I would post the contents of the above page but there is a statement at the bottom that says this material may not be reproduced without permission., so I thought better of it.


    :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2008
  5. silkprint

    silkprint Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Yup ...I work
    Location:
    Mass
    It isn't a email that you take completely literally but it makes some great points.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. Jan 7, 2008
  7. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    Thanks bb28 for the useful website, I corrected items A, B & C dealing with Billions. Item D was close enough not to matter anyway. Item E was also updated to shorten the time frame.

    In the second part dealing with the monetary allocations they were all less that $2,772.00 in difference at the greatest amount from the original post so I didn't bother to change them either. Once you start talking about that amount of money a couple thousand plus or minus is not going to mean a hill of beans anyway !

    Actually not far enough off base to be outlandish...no offense intended.
     
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  8. Jan 7, 2008
  9. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    US
    No offense taken at all. :thumbsup:
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Jan 7, 2008
  11. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    bb, that snopes site is purdy useful, I've been checking all kinds of stuff since you turned me on to it. I hadn't never heard of it before now, thanks again...:thumbsup:
     
  12. Jan 7, 2008
  13. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Bierland
    Two sites (besides Casinomeister :D) that everyone should have bookmarked:
    You must register/login in order to see the link. and You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Great information sites to dispell half-truths and old wives' tales :D
     
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  14. Jan 7, 2008
  15. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    Another favorite ingredient of coca cola was cocaine. Albeit, low levels, but it quickly became popular. Their secret ingredient eventually got banned in the US. I will post the video when I can find it.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2008
  17. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    US
    Interesting Article link on Hurricane Katrina claims

    Headline of article........"Katrina Victims Swamp Corps With Trillions In Claims"

    I came across this article this morning. Since it fit with the original post I thought I'd post the link here.

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  18. Jan 7, 2008
  19. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    US
    Hey there RobWin,
    I'm glad you found the site useful and your most welcome. Someone pointed it out to me years ago.........back when I was quite a bit more gullible :eek:about those emails that get sent around..........and around and back again. :what:

    CasinoMeister pointed another one out in the post above that I wasn't aware of. :notworthy
    Can't ever have too many bookmarks can you!

    :thumbsup:

    BB
     
  20. Jan 7, 2008
  21. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    Up$hitCreek
    I like a bit of straighdope, and snopes, and casinomeister with my morning coffee. :thumbsup:
     

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