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#199673 - 08/29/06 03:27 PM Billion
MALIBU Offline

What do you think about this. Mind....this came in an email author unknown ~ don't know if the facts here are true or not. Be sure to look at all the taxes below.

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??

this is too true to be very funny

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 him 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
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit 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 Fee Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring a nd Non-recurring Charges Tax,
T elephone 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.

COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and there was
prosperity, absolutely no national debt, the largest middle class in the

#199674 - 08/29/06 04:20 PM Re: Billion
You must not be thinking of Belize. (US?) We have taxes but not those taxes.

#199675 - 08/29/06 05:42 PM Re: Billion
LaurieMar Offline
You pay to get in and you pay to get out. Based on the above, you also pay a lot while here. Just amazing!

#199676 - 08/30/06 08:34 AM Re: Billion
MALIBU Offline
These are US taxes.

#199677 - 08/30/06 10:26 AM Re: Billion
Amanda Syme Offline
And if Belize had the same taxation system as the US we would have decent roads, electricy in rural areas, clean water distributed throught the country at an affordable price, a sewer treatment plant in every town, enough schools to cater to the number of children we have etc. etc. etc.

When non-Belizeans complain about the taxes we are required to pay here in Belize I have always wondered if they have considered the taxes that they pay where they come from. And the US tax system doesn't hold a candle to the UK or Canada!

#199678 - 08/30/06 10:28 AM Re: Billion
MALIBU Offline
In the US if you are self employed (depending on what type of self employed you must be) you pay LOTS more taxes, especially if you are in TX.

#199679 - 08/30/06 10:37 AM Re: Billion
bywarren Offline
Amanda, your comments about how much could be done with those addtional tax dollars in Belize are true in theory. Unfortunalty, in practice it seems only to enrich some of those with the title "Hon." in front of their names. frown

#199680 - 08/30/06 10:54 AM Re: Billion
Hon Offline
...so where do i sign up to be enriched?
Newfoundlanders are the only people in heaven who want to go home.

#199681 - 08/30/06 10:58 AM Re: Billion
Ernie B Offline
Right here, Hon :rolleyes:
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#199682 - 08/30/06 11:01 AM Re: Billion
MALIBU Offline
What about what could be done with EXISTING tax dollars in Belize?

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