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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
After living in this foaming, seething, stinking cesspit called Europe for the past 3+ years and seeing and smelling the reek of their hypocrisy first hand, seeing crap like this makes me realize my opinions are justified.
Do any of my fellow Americans have any idea how disgustingly protectionist the Euros are? Hell, they get pissy about importing things from other EU countries, let alone from outside the EU.
Obama makes me sick if he caves into this "threat". Trade war? Bring it on! About the only thing Europe has been producing for export lately is terrorism, socialist eliteism, and alot of snivelling. We need to for get about these has beens and turn our attention and efforts to places that have a future, like Asia.
Trust me, we will be better off. But it doesn't surprise me that Obama is selling us out to make his stink infested elitist friends on the other side of the pond happy.
How many zeros in 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 it's 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.
Mary Landrieu is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...What does it mean?
A. Well... If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and 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.
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
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle 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
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
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...
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