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 press 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 Rand ago was only 27 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
Building Permit Tax
Fishing Licence Tax
Food Licence Tax
Hunting Licence Tax
Service charge taxes
Capital gains Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Most of these taxes didn’t exist 20 years ago…
And our nation was one of the most prosperous in Africa.
We had little national debt…
We had the largest middle class in Africa
And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
I hope this goes around
At least a billion times.
What the HELL happened?????