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  1. atomdomb

    atomdomb Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Oct 1, 2006
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    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 hi m 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
    F ood 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 Fe e 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.

    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!'

    And I still have to 'press
    1' for English.
  2. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Apr 28, 2006
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    what happened?

    trying to expand the empire happened. hundred of US military based in foreign countries happened. unnecessary wars happened trying to stop the spread of communism and in the meantime we see a growing communistic empire building(China).

    I'm curious as to how much it would cost to just pick a different and safe location to build a brand new city. you could lay it out in perfect grids with up to date technology and have back up land for expansion.

    it's kind of like boston. let's just jam everything in a small place. rather than building a new second airport let's make a better way to logan to funnel more traffic and overload on an old airport.
  3. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Sep 13, 2004
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    #80 Jersey

    I was watching the # of homes that the bank has foreclosed on this past month, looking at the # of people without health insurance, and the dollar ammount being spent in Iraq yesterday on the news.

    My fiance turns to me and asks why isn't anyone saying that we are running things poorly in our country?

    look at the #s

    there has got to be a better way.
  4. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2006
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    That post is very sobering atom. Sad and sobering. Then people wonder why the cost of living is so outrageous. Look up, cuz that's a big reason why. :mad:
  5. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Pro Bowl Player

    Jul 30, 2005
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    #75 Jersey

    The numbers don't mean anything anymore to anyone. X-million....x-billion...x-trillion....

    New Orleans is not the problem. We need to rebuild NOLA. Why does the governor of LA have to "ask" for the money? How the fu(k does anyone think stuff gets from the middle of the country to the Gulf and back? This is a national issue. Shipping has to be conducted at NOLA regardless.

    I don't give a damn about Bourbon street and the "French Quarter". Give a license for a casino and watch the money flow in.
  6. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Nov 10, 2005
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    I would like to step up onto a stage and shove the above post right into the faces of those three A$s Holes who want to be president, of course I would get thrown out and the "Presidential Geeks" would just ignore it then start grinning and clapping.

    Jesus Christ I'm getting sick of looking at their rotten faces.

  7. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to clarify my position on this. My disdain here isn't levied against New Orleans. I think you can take the NO example and find a billion (pun intended) other examples of government waste. NO surely should get some federal relief. The problem with our government is that it feels that it needs to involve itself, via our $$, in everything that goes on in the world & life, when it shouldn't.

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