A Billion? What’s the big deal?

What is time when you have money? This is too true to be funny. But there is a lesson to be learned from the recent past. 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.
After all its people who speak casually about subject matters they really don’t understand, are often found out to be misinformed, misguided, wrong, or just plain an idiot! I would have used the term “retarded idiot”, but the term retarded isn’t politically correct, but perfectly disruptively accrete.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend. Even for the politically advantaged idiot. 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 Orléans … It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) was asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS To rebuild New Orléans. Interesting number…What does it mean? Well…
If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orléans (every man, woman and child) You each get $516,528 Or…
If you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orléans, your home gets $1,329,787. Or…
If you are a family of four…Your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington , D.C…..HELLO!
Are all your calculators broken??
How can we trust people that can’t see, or tell if their calculators are broken? When these people can’t grasp a billion dollars and how much that is…how can these people then deal with trillion-dollar deficits, or 16 trillion dollars worth of debt?
Do they know that one trillion is 1000 billions?
If our politicians are, or can be so easily fooled with numbers, or how to work with working calculators, how can they be doing a job worth the pay they receive?

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