Een miljard is moeilijk voor te stellen. Vandaar dat we onderstaande vergelijkingen als hulp wel aardig vinden.
Welliswaar ontbrak de tijd voor het vertalen, maar met de kennis dat een miljard in het Engels een “billion” is, is het verder nogal eenvoudig!
*How many zeros in a billion??? This is too true to be funny…
*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 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 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.
*Imagine, now $700 billion bailing out banks in the US . That’s enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!!
50 billion to bail out the auto industry???*
*Washington D.C., London, Wellington, Canberra & Ottawa.
**<** HELLO!!!** **Are all your calculators broken??
*Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License 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 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 Taxes 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 upon 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 Utility Tax Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax **Income Tax Everything Tax or even NSW Taxes
*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!’
*I hope this goes around the US., U.K., NZ., CANADA & AUSTRALIA [NL,EU etc] at least 1 billion times*
Ingezonden door O.