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What's A Billion?

by Leslie Edwards

     A friend sent me this by email.  I don't know who wrote it or where it started but, I thought it contained some interesting facts that will make you think.  Please take the time to read this and let me know if you have a good answer to the problem.  leslie

   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 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 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 gets $1,329,787.

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family

    gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??


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 hi m 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
Cor porate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax
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 Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-rec urring C harges 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!' 


And I still have to "press

1" for English. 

I hope this goes around THE 

USA at least 100 times

 
What the heck happened?????

 

 


A Great Start to the New Year

by Leslie Edwards

January turned out to be a fabulous real estate month.  We got ten new listings and eight new contracts.  Two of our new listings sold in the first week.  Those were some happy Sellers. 

Do you want to know how we are selling homes when most agents only sold 2-3 properties all last year?  I want to be your resource for real estate information so call me on the phone at 770.460.9448  Where our telephone is answered 24 hours every day by a live person and I am never hard to find. Or Email me at leslie@leslieedwards.com                      I am happy to answer all of your real estate questions, the sale of your property or any part of the buying process with you and there is NO OBLIGATION.

leslie edwards,   the name you know in real estate.  See all the listings in MLS and find lot of useful information for buyers, sellers and homeowners at www.leslieedwards.com

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