Ok, I'm no math whiz but when you think of it this is one scary fact of math and money.Send this to every body you know that works with money, or is a government employ. Send it to your elected officials both in the USA and Canada. Lets get real on what we are letting them spend in our name.
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
b. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.
c. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
Washington, D.C . HELLO!!! ... Are all your