Thursday, April 27, 2006

What is a Billion?

This is for all you fiscal liberals out there (yes, you too W.!)

I got this e-mail today discussing what exactly a billion is. It sure makes you think about how great it would be to have some fiscal conservatives in Washington to stop all this mess. By the way, as a quick disclaimer, Gump's Law nor Ping-Pong Paddle are intending to offend the city of New Orleans or its citizens.

Here's some thought provoking information:
The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casualmanner, 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?

Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, 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. !!!...........................Are all your calculators broken????

Maybe everyone should just flood their houses, then we can all be on the "big easy" street for the rest of our lives, and forget about working, and paying taxes and all that useless stuff!


Blogger Lt. Dan said...

What is really scary is that our country spends trillions (1,000 billions) every year. Plugging in a trillion to your e-mail and 1 trillion seconds ago the Pharoahs were ruling Egypt and building pyramids (roughly 2000 BC) and a trillion minutes ago was sometime before creation. You've got to love the government!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Shrimp Boat said...

I would also like to know how much money we are spending to rebuild Iraq in comparison to how much we are spending to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Also, how much money is the state of LA giving to the rebuilding effort?

4:49 PM  
Blogger Ping-Pong Paddle said...

Don't make substantive comments Boat. That requires me to do work.

7:53 PM  

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