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I searched, hope this hasn't been posted. Interesting email I got today.
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 $1,329,787

Or... If you are a family of four...
Your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D.C.

Are all your 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 Charge Tax
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



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You left the airlines out:

Transportation tax
Flight segment tax
9/11 security fee (tax)
Passenger facility charge (tax)

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Walk 1,000,000,000,000 inches around the equator of the earth…

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I got curious and punched some numbers.

If I averaged walking 3 miles a day (which seems reasonable to me) for 60 of the last 72 years, that works out to just over 4 billion inches.

No wonder my knees hurt...

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Please do not post things you get via email. It's just this side of a chain letter.
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