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    Interesting Article

    What is a BILLION??

    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 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??

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2469474]What is a BILLION??

    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 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??[/QUOTE]

    What about Iraqistan? No problems spending 14 million dollars an hour there...but if want to spend money on a [B][SIZE="4"]"U.S"[/SIZE][/B] city...god forbid...

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    Fine by me, pull out screw the world. Charity begins at home! Kick the UN out and all ambassadors who needs them. While we are at it get the illegals and foreign students out to. Lets take care of our own first and foremost. I could stand for a tax increase then but not until then!

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