Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A billion is a BIG number than needs to stop being bandied about by Governments

We're in election mode in Australia even though the date is not yet official.

And every day the Government and the Opposition have billion dollar and bigger announcements and so I had a chuckle and then a tear when I received below in one of those mass on forwarded emails where the original source is unknown or unacknowledged.

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 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the
rate our government is spending it. 

Stamp Duty 
Tobacco Tax 
Corporate Income Tax 
Income Tax
Council Tax
Unemployment Tax 
Fishing Licence Tax 
Petrol/Diesel Tax 
Inheritance Tax 
(tax on top of tax) 
Alcohol Tax 
G.S.T. 
Property Tax 
Service charge taxes 
Social Security Tax 
Vehicle Licence / Registration Tax 
Vehicle Sales Tax 
Workers Compensation Tax
Carbon Dioxide Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.

The above is a good reminder that there's trouble for many when any Government has to raise taxes to support living beyond our means.

What about you and your business?

Are you making big statements to win support for ideas that in reality will drain your cash flow and push you to the place of living beyond your means? or

Are you measured, considered, and careful in your pursuit of possibility yet with a firm grasp of reality?

Be remarkable.
Ian
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