The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘BILLION’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ to keep spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend. But one advertising agency did a good job of placing that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. Let us remember that one billion is one thousand millions.
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 8 hours and 20 minutes ago, at the rate our government is spending them.
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