Sunday, 2 May 2010

An unfunny thing popped into my inbox

Just got this in my mailbox from an old mate. Stripped the .gif advert from it, and am posting the text only.
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 Pounds ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government
is spending it.

Stamp Duty
Tobacco Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Income Tax

Council Tax
Unemployment Tax
Fishing License Tax
Fuel Revenue Tax
Inheritance Tax
Alcohol Tax
Marriage License Tax
Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Motor Vehicle Tyre disposal Tax.
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 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...
And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?
Can you spell 'politicians!'

I hope this goes around the UK
At least 100 times
What the hell happened?????
Ah, this old chestnut. The truth of the matter is that every time we vote for more public spending, more regulation etc, the price goes up to pay for it. Every time people want 'Government' to 'do' something, the tax has to go up to pay for it. Think there are too many smokers, fat people, drinkers, 'social' problems, global warming, high hedges, illegal parkers, speeding? Want the 'Government' to 'do something' about it? It's gonna cost you. But then you knew that, didn't you? Didn't you?


Anonymous said...

A billion pounds in £50 notes is about twelve tonnes.

Bill Sticker said...

Twelve tonnes? That's a fair sized tree.

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