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 put that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
1. A billion seconds ago, it was 1959.
2. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive.
3. A billion hours ago, our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
4. A billion days ago, no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
5. A billion Dollars ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our present government is spending it.
We are charged:
Corporate Income Tax
Fishing License Tax
Inheritance Tax (tax on top of tax)
Purchase Property Tax
Tax on Title Searches
Tax on Building Inspections
Tax on supplements
Taxes on various food items
Taxes on Dining out
Tax on all utilities – Phone, hydro, water, waste disposal
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle License / Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
And now Carbon Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
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 hard working class in the world. A criminal’s life was uncomfortable. What on earth happened?
I hope this goes around Canada beyond 1 billion times!