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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Whats a Billion?

At a time when the Spanish banks are looking for a ¤ 40 (400)billion
handout... read the following and it really does put into perspective

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 Pounds ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our
government is spending it.

Stamp Duty
Tobacco Tax
Corporation Tax
Income Tax
Council Tax
National Insurance Tax
Fishing Licence Tax
Petrol/Diesel Tax
Inheritance Tax   (tax on top of tax)
Alcohol Tax
Marriage Licence Tax
Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax  
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was one
of the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt.
We had the largest middle class in the world.  
Mum stayed home to raise the kids .  
Dad was allowed to discipline kids, 
A criminal's life was uncomfortable.

What the hell happened?
'Political Correctness', Politicians or both?'

I hope this goes around the UK and beyond
at least 100 billion  times.

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