How many zeros in a billion?

How many zeros in  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

Washington, DC
HELLO! 
Are  all your calculators broken??

Building Permit  Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax  (Fed)
Federal  Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax 
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax 
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on  top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax 
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property  Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security  Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational  Vehicle Tax
School Tax 
State Income Tax 
State  Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone  Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and  Local Surcharge Tax Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge  Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax  
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage  Charge  Tax 
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration T ax
Vehicle  Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax 
Workers Compensation Tax
(And  to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes) 

STILL  THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

 
What  the heck happened????? 

Not one of these taxes  existed 100 years ago…
and our nation was the most prosperous in  the world.We had absolutely no national debt…
We had the  largest middle class in the world…
and Mom stayed home to raise  the kids.
What happened?
Can you spell ‘politicians!’

And I still have to press ‘1’ for English. 
I hope this goes around the  USA at  least 100 times 
YOUR tax money.

THE LETTER

THE LETTER

Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up
and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again.
There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address.

She read the letter:

Dear Ruth,

I’m going to be in your neighborhood Saturday afternoon and I’d like to stop
by for a visit.

Love Always,
Jesus

Her hands were shaking as she placed the letter on the table. “Why would
the Lord want to visit me? I’m nobody special. I don’t have anything to
offer.” With that thought, Ruth remembered her empty kitchen cabinets.

“Oh my goodness, I really don’t have anything to offer. I’ll have to run
down to the store and buy something for dinner.” She reached for her purse
and counted out its contents. Five dollars and forty cents.

“Well, I can get some bread and cold cuts, at least.” She threw on her coat
and hurried out the doo r. A loaf of french bread, a half-pound of sliced
turkey, and a carton of milk…leaving Ruth with grand total of twelve cents
to last her until Monday. Nonetheless, she felt good as she headed home, her
meager offerings tucked under her arm.

“Hey lady, can you help us, lady?” Ruth had been so absorbed in her dinner
plans, she hadn’t even noticed two figures huddled in the alleyway. A man
and a woman, both of them dressed in little more than rags.

“Look lady, I ain’t got a job, ya know, and my wife and I have been living
out here on the street, and, well, now it’s getting cold and we’re getting
kinda hungry and, well, if you could help us, lady, we’d really appreciate
it.”

Ruth looked at them both. They were dirty, they smelled bad and, frankly,
she was certain that they could get some kind of work if they really wanted
to.

“Sir, I’d like to help you, but I’m a poor woman myself. All I have is a few
cold cuts and some bread, and I’m having an important guest for dinner
tonight and I was planning on serving that to Him.”

“Yeah, well, okay lady, I understand. Thanks anyway.” The man put his arm
around the woman’s shoulders, turned and headed back into the alley. As she
watched them leave, Ruth felt a familiar twinge in her heart.

“Sir, wait!” The couple stopped and turned as she ran down the alley after
them. “Look, why don’t you take this food. I’ll figure out something else to
serve my guest.” She handed the man her grocery bag.

“Thank you lady. Thank you very much!”

“Yes, thank you!” It was the man’s wife, and Ruth could see now that she was
shivering.

“You know, I’ve got another coat at home. Here, why don’t you take this
one.” Ruth unbuttoned her jacket and slipped it over the woman’s
shoulders.

Then smiling, she turned and walked back to the street…without her coat
and with nothing to serve her guest. “Thank you lady! Thank you very much!”

Ruth was chilled by the time she reached her front door, and worried too.
The Lord was coming to visit and she didn’t have anything to offer Him. She
fumbled through her purse for the door key. But as she did, she noticed
another envelope in her mailbox.

“That’s odd. The mailman doesn’t usually come twice in one day.” She took
the envelope out of the box and opened it.

Dear Ruth,

It was so good to see you again. Thank you for the lovely meal. And thank
you, too, for the beautiful coat.

Love Always,
Jesus

The air was still cold, but even without her coat, Ruth no longer noticed.

— Author Unknown

Who Is???

Here is ANOTHER Message I received!  Just up to sharing so you too can see!

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Sent: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 3:58 am
Subject: Fw: Who is Barack Obama?

 

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Who is Barack Obama? ONE YOU MUST FORWARD TO ALL
 
 Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice.
 If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to
 all your contacts…this is very scarey to think of what lies ahead
 of us here in our own United States …better heed this and pray about
 it and share it.
 
 We checked this out on ‘ snopes.com’. It is factual. Check for yourself.
 Who is Barack Obama?
 Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was
 born in Honolulu , Hawaii , to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM
 from Nyangoma-Kogel , Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita ,
 Kansas
 Obama’s parents met at the University of Hawaii . When Obama was
 two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya
 His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia
 When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia . Obama
 attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta . He also spent two years in a
 Catholic school.
 Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is
 quick to point out that, ‘He was once a Muslim, but that he also
 attended Catholic school.’
 Obama’s political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he is not a radical.
 Obama’s introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this
 influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned
 to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence
 over his son’s education.
 Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, introduced
 his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta
 
 Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists
 who are now waging Jihad against the western world Since it is
 politically
 expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United
 States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an
 attempt to downplay his Muslim background.
 
 ALSO,keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the
 Holy Bible, but instead the Koran. Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite   
 the
 Pledge of Allegience nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While
 others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the
 flag
 and slouches.
 
 Let us all remain alert concerning Obama’s expected presidential
 candidacy.
 The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside
 out, what better way to start than at the highest level. through the
 Presiden t of the United States . One of their own!!!
 
 Please forward t o eveyone you know. Would you want this man leading our
 country ……. NOT ME!!!!!!!