Chain email for small government

I have been thinking a bit about the concept of ‘billions’, as I think it is rather hard to picture. Anyway, this email came through via a rather radical Sydney based email list I am on, which is much more about police brutality and arguing for an independent state for Australian Aboriginal people than proclaiming virtues of small government and the stay-at-home mother. I wonder if the person who sent it through is really pro-small government and the stay-at-home mum or if they are just willing to send out anything that pays out politicians.


——-Original Message——-

Subject: FW: What is a Billion?

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  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 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 Licence  Tax
Petrol/Diesel  Tax
Inheritance Tax
(tax on top of tax)
Alcohol Tax
Marriage  Licence Tax
Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales 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
least  100 times
What  the hell happened?????


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