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Thought Provoking
By A.M. Johnson


April 18, 2006

The following article came to my attention from a local acquaintance. I found it thought provoking to the extent of sending it to both Senators Stevens, Murkowski, and now submit it to Sitnews for public digestion.


A.M. Johnson
Ketchikan, AK - USA

Just in case, Senators Murkowski and Stevens, you have lost sight...

Here's some thought provoking information:

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 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?

Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, Child), you each get $516, 528.

Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1, 329,787

Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D.C. !!!...........................Are all your calculators Broken????

Maybe everyone should just flood their houses, then we can all be on the "big easy" street for the rest of our lives, and forget about working, and paying taxes and all that useless stuff!

With $25 Billion, you could give every storm displaced man, woman, and child In New Orleans $51, 652.00 each, and in two months 90 % of those who were on Welfare before Katrina will be penniless, homeless, and signing up again for Welfare. That's $206,608.00 for each family of four! But, you would save $200 Billion.

After all, $51,000 is far more than any person will receive after the political corruption, bribery and out-right thievery from the $250 Billion is complete.

I say, "Pay'em direct and omit the government waste!"

About: A.M. Johnson is a long time resident, less than a billion years.



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