|E-RFD: Politician's Billions
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:52:54 EST
What is 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 its
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
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 the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting
number. What does it mean?
A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every
man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington , D.C . HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
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