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 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.
Mary Landrieu (D)
was 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.
Washington , D.C
Are all your calculators broken??
NRA Life Member
Kids that hunt and fish don't mug old ladies.
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan
"Deo Duce, Ferro Comitante", With God as my leader and my sword as my companion