I don’t know how long ago this email forward was written, but it was composed by someone after the levy’s broke in
I was too lazy to re-type this, so it’s just as I received it with one exception…I deleted a sentence or two that bordered on discrimination, but I know you won’t even miss that part anyway. I liked learning what a billion is, and to think that a billion seconds ago I was in 1959 and some of you weren’t even born yet. And how about being on the scene a billion minutes ago??? But how scary is 8 hours and 20 minutes ago. Read and find out.
Here’s the email written by my favorite author ( almost in its entirety) : A.Unknown
> This is too true to be very 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
> agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in
> 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
> 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
> $250 BILLION to rebuild
> A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
> woman, child), you each get $516,528.
> B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
> C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
> 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 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.
> 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??’
> What the heck happened?????