Americans vs Politicians

I rarely publish e-mails, but since everyone is up in arms over this Presidential Election I figured you needed food for thought, as the majority struggle and people just can’t think REALLY BIG these days after living under George Bushes Government for the last 8 years.

This came to me from a friend of mine in the News Media.

“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

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 Lic en se 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
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.

I hope this goes around the


at least a billion times”

IT’S TIME TO CHANGE ALL OF WASHINGTON, D.C. and question Mary Landrieu (D) on her request for 250 Billion Dollars.


14 thoughts on “Americans vs Politicians

  1. Whoa!!!!! This is almost incomprehensible to the human mind. It puts a new perspective on this presidential election, that’s for sure.

  2. Friday was the largest jump in oil on record… Today we currently are experiencing one of the hottest June 8th days ever recorded (101 degrees) for this part of the world. We still have another couple of weeks before summer… All this adds up to boiling oil by August, at this rate, 6 dollars a gallon and topping $300.00 a barrel before Christmas. A billion here and a billion there, I think its safe to stick the fork in cause our golden goose is cooked.

  3. Mind boggling to think that we are destroying the planet we live on, can’t buy food, can’t buy gas, can’t keep our homes, can’t keep our jobs and this woman wants to rebuild New Orleans at 250 billion dollars and John McAss wants to stay in a war for more billions of dollars? For What Reason? What’s Homeland Security going to do with 300 million starved corpses? Of course, we need to exclude New Orleans as they become the richest State in the Union and the only ones that survive in the end.

    These politicians are sick and they all need to be replaced.

    People please, allow Barack Obama a chance to change this Country and pork barrel spending. He’s got to be able to do a better job than the rest of the jackasses in Washington.

  4. I’m totally floored over this Government, the price of gas, food and mortgage company rip offs.

    What happened to the United States of America? We are the laughing stock of the World right now. We might as well join the rest of the 3rd World Countries who won’t take care of their Citizens.

  5. WOW! Unbelievable! and I bet I have heard all the politicians use the billion word endlessly this week. Makes you wonder what we have come to as a Nation.

  6. Amazing how disfunction our very own government has become. I hope McCain doesn’t win and well I am also hoping Obama does and make the changes he keeps promising.

    It would be awful to go down further than we are right now. I suffer just like the rest of the Americans.

  7. Damn!!! This is amazing, unbelievable and mind blogging to the average middle class citizen that is certainly becoming the poor quickly. I have to work 2 jobs now to make ends meet and my wife went to work to help, but it goes to daycare that my kids hate. Not sure what the point is in this Government anymore.

    I’m a Republican and voting for Obama. By God I hope it’s a landslide win, regardless of the news medias efforts to belittle and destroy him.

  8. Not necessarily, since no one actually knows when it was written and how many actual seconds it took to write. Nor how many seconds it took to get published before it ended up on my doorstep.

  9. first of all the calculations for this email are all wrong and the use of the taxes are completely irrelevant because most of the taxes mentioned would not have been in effect at the time. yeah nice idea about pointing out money usage in america but using faulty facts irritates me

  10. Has it occurred to you anal retentive people complaining about the accuracy of this post that there is a world of truth in the context of this post.

    Think about it people. How many of you aren’t at all affected by this economy, this government, the multi-billion dollar war, the price of gas, food, electricity.

    The fact is Mary Landrieu did ask for 250 billion dollars to rebuild New Orleans, but what about the people in Mississippi who were just as affected by the hurricanes and all people in the South whose homes where damaged or destroyed.

    Lets take it a step further. What about the entire mid-west that has been destroyed by water and the fact your grocery prices, gas prices, and state and federal taxes are about to wipe out the rest of your paycheck.

    And your bitching about facts? The fact is YOUR SCREWED regardless of an advertising agency trying to get your attention.


    (1) Press 1 for English is immediately banned. English is the official language. Speak it or wait at the border until you can.

    (2) We will immediately go into a two-year isolationist posture to straighten out the country’s attitude.
    NO imports, no exports. We will use the ‘Walmart’ policy: ‘If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it.’

    (3) When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it.

    (4) All retired military personnel will be required to man one of our many observation towers on the southern border. (Six month tour) They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTHBOUND aliens.

    (5) Social Security will immediately return to its original state. If you didn’t put nuttin’ in, you ain’t getting’ nuttin’ out. Neither the president nor any other politician will be able to touch it.

    (6) Welfare – Checks will be handed out on Fridays at the end of the 40 hour school week and the successful completion of urinalysis and a passing grade.

    (7) Professional Athletes –Steroids – The FIRST time you check positive you will be banned for life.

    (8) Crime – We will adopt the Turkish method: The first time you steal, you lose your right hand. There will be no more life sentences — if you are convicted of a Capitol Offense, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for your victim, gun, knife, strangulation, etc.

    (9) One export will be allowed – Wheat — The world needs to eat. A bushel of wheat will be the exact price of a barrel of oil.

    (10) All foreign aid using American taxpayer money will immediately cease, and the saved money will pay off the national debt and ultimately lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we’ll ask the American people if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision whether it’s a worthy cause.

    (11) The Pledge of Allegiance will be said every day at school and every day in Congress — right after a prayer to God.

    (12) The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies, sporting events, outings, etc. If I stepped on anyone’s toes remember, a vote for me will get you better than what you have and better than what you’re gonna get.

  12. That’s cute Lucky, I’ll write you in as my new President, since those running need to just get a better clue to the Country at large.

    So have you thought about your Vice President, just in case something should happen. After all smart people vote for both running, just in case;)

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