Howabout a little math lesson to put things in perspective?

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 seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were Living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes ago
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 was asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS To rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
What does it mean?
Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman and child    You would 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.
We spend 300 Billion a year on Illegal’s...!!!!  Check out the picture above...and under stand 


Our politicians, not only casually toss around billions of dollars...but now the conversations are spiced with TRILLIONS!!  Our Columbine Contributor, Joe Rhodes is a skilled accountant and math whiz.(especially when writing down his golf score) so I asked him to give us a few figures using ONE Trillion dollars to get some more perspective.   Below is his reply:

"Hey Fred.  Off a precursory calculation, while having coffee and doing my puzzles
 Trillion years is before the Earth even existed!

13.7 billion years ago - The Big Bang beginning of the universe as we know it!
13.3 - 13.7 billion years ago - The Dark Ages, after the formation of hydrogen and before the first stars.
4.55 billion years ago - Formation of the Solar System.
4.5 billion years ago - Formation of the Moon.
4.45 billion years ago - Formation of Earth complete.
4 billion years ago - First life on Earth.
3 billion years ago - Formation of the first known continent.
1.3 billion years ago - First plants.

I did a study like this about 50 years ago, using a Billion rather than a Trillion.  Maybe I will get the bug and give you a more detailed synopsis. It's good to put my mind to work occasionally.

Hope all is well.
PS..Politicians try to convince the populace that they are making fiscal progress when they reduce the annual deficit, but any deficit adds to the total debt, and an annual surplus is required to attain any reduction in our total debt.