what is a billion?

How many zeros 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 is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it’s releases.

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)

is presently 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

< HELLO! >

Are all your calculators broken??

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 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

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 ‘politicians!’
And I still have to

press ‘1’

for English.
What the heck happened?????


One thought on “what is a billion?

  1. This is so-o-o sweet. I had sent — [or tried to send] this very post to a few people this morning. Obviously– I forgot to c/p the damned thing to the emails! Anyway, these are the resonces I got from my best friend and from my son. God love um.

    Subject: Re: How many zeros in a billion?

    Well……since I didn’t find any attachments or other comments on this, I can only assume you are really asking.
    The best answer I can find is…. it depends what math language you are speaking.
    Either a one with nine zeros (short scale countries) or a one with 12 zeroes (long scale countries)….
    I have no idea what long and short scale countries are……

    Also interesting…..the word billion comes from bi-million, in other words a million million.

    Your best bud… bud

    Subject: Re: How many zeros in a billion?

    There are 12 zeroes in a billion. 1,000,000,000,000

    Are you slipping? Do I have to come check on you?

    Love, Luke


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