a billion?

Thought you might be interested in this little exploration of
numbers.

Subject: What Is A Billion ?

A Billion!!! 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???