Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Billion is a Big Number

I'm certainly not going to get the calculator out to check any of these "facts", but what an interesting email that landed in my Inbox recently.

Its origin was obviously in the British Isles as some of the taxes (Council tax, for example) are synonymous with their governments...and some point to the United States, so perhaps some B.C./Canadian taxes have been omitted.
However, this blog entry is chiefly for amusement/interest (lest readers break into fits of tears).

The oohs and aahs of taxes...

You'll no doubt find an interesting read at Wiki on Pigovian tax.
Here we go...

"If I give you $1 billion and you stand on a street corner handing out $1 per
second, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, you would still not have
handed out $1 billion after 31 years!!

Now read on.


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.     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 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate
our  present government is spending it.
Inheritance Tax
(tax on top of tax)
Alcohol Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate transfer tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle Licence / Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Provincial Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 60 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 and teachers were allowed to discipline kids.

A criminal’s life was uncomfortable.

What the h!!!!  Happened?

'Political Correctness', ‘Politicians or both?'

I hope this goes around CANADA and beyond at least 100 times!"

"Nothing amusing about taxes," Kia would've said, "but it does lead into the next blog entry on the growing disparity between private and public wage sectors."


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