Brydog wrote: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.
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
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
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle 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
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...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to
You're one of the resident liberals on here, but you are speaking the truth with this one
I am curious how you can vote for someone who wants to raise taxes to help the do-nothings of our country though?
Brydog wrote: I'm not a Dem. A Repub. or a Lib. I'm just a hard working citizen that wants to see some integrity put back in Washington.
muleskinner wrote:you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and a benalli in the other.
LA.Call'emClose wrote:Hows about spending that money on wetland restoration and conservation, that way natural wetlands buffer the storm events affects on coastal areas the way they are supposed to.
yep...comie bastardsemo88 wrote:Where is this alledged "non-flag honoring" coming from? Surely not that lame picture with a few folks on stage with their hands on their heart next to Obama, who happens to not have his there.
kwacksmacker wrote:i am somewhat new to the forum and usually stay out of political debates, as i have my own views which lend towards the GOP and away from hippy tree hugging. however it makes me irate when someone sits and gripes about the state of our country. i will tell you why our country is why it is, it is because patriotism is a thing of the past with a lot of people. everyone wants to blame bush for this and that. true, he might not have made all the right decisions but let's look at this. clinton in office, world trade center bombed, launch a few missles in retaliation next trade center falls. bush goes all out (whether you agree with it or not) no terrorist attacks since. not stupid enough to believe it won't happen again but it has obviously gotten harder. secondly, people say they are not proud of this country or the state it is in (most recently obama's wife) that is a person i want married to the president. i am presently typing this from my laptop because i am to lazy to walk to my desktop. i am watching one of my three televisions in a house that a simple country boy like me could only dream of having while growing up. i have two beautiful children that are spoiled rotten and wear clothing that my parents would have laughed if i said they were worth it. i have more guns than i can count and will get more. i have two nice vehicle's, a good job that does not pay over 40,000 a year, a great wife who makes more than me, two dogs and no credit card debt. i am not rich, gas prices bother me, the price of getting by is more than it was when i was a child but i have more than i deserve. am i proud of a country that lets a guy like me live like this, absolutely. it makes me sick to hear everyone talk about obama and change, even though i have yet to figure out what exactly it is he is going to change. there was a day when someone who faught for this country, was a prisoner of war yet stayed true to his country, a experienced leader would be a shoe in. now with all the liberals looking for change we could very well be looking at a person who is a self proclaimed racist (not my words, his, read his books) does not have respect for this country even though i can understand that being he is black and running for the countries top seat and wishes out national anthem would change. you know, the anthem in which has stood for this country before any of our time. i have issues with a muslim leading out country and even though people fight this one, read his book, he has said he will side with the muslims. is mccain the best person for president, probably not but he is the only clear choice in my simpleton ways. plus if obama gets president, i would sure hope that the preference for minortities goes to the wayside, don't think the argument would go far saying they were being held down because of color if obama is sitting at the white house. simple man, simple values, the problem with america today is the people who make it up are a bunch of whiner cry babies instead of the people who used to take a stand for something. off my soapbox now.
waterfowler20 wrote:getemducks wrote:I am new to this but I think what you have there is a duck.
Are you crazy! That ain't no duck, thats one of'dem cackler gooses!
cjc wrote:smackaduck wrote:I just have a hard time even considering a man that will not honor the flag of the nation that he is wanting to run. Will not honor anything that america is about.
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