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AN EYE-OPENING WAY OF LOOKING AT OUR TAXES
 
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 him 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
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing 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 Fee  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.

 
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!'