How Many Zeros in a Billion?

Here are some interesting facts about the word “billion” and what it really means. The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion” in a casual manner, think about whether you want them spending YOUR tax money, and think about whether ANY of them have a clue to solve this economic crisis. (Clue: they don’t. That’s why you need to hedge by buying gold).

  • 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.

And, at the rate our government is spending it, a billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes!!!!

Our nation was once the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt and we had the largest middle class in the world. What happened?

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