BAIL OUT MATH
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 this will help.
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 those numbers are still making our
brain spin, let's take a look
at New Orleans:
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), asked Congress
for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what
does it mean?
If you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans you each get
Or, if you own one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, you get $1,329,787.
Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D.C. .... Are all calculators broken???
$50 Certificate to Tam Cordingley
There have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, a total of 2112 deaths - a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.
The D.C. firearms death rate is 80.6 per 100,000.
That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our nation's capitol,
which has the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.