Tuesday, February 17, 2009

$1 Billion

How many zeros are there in a billion? 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 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.

Senator Landrieu of Louisiana is asking Congress for $250 billion. Just think, if you were one of the 484,674 residents you each would get $516,528. If you have one of the 188,251 homes, your home gets $1,329,787. A family of four would get $2,066,012. And don't forget, some 44 or more taxes didn't even exist 100 years ago - and - our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

What happened? Can you spell "politicians"?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those are sobering numbers. And here in California we haven't had a budget in almost a year. Your post proves to me that our political leaders are completely out of touch with us and with reality.