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 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 Dollars ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the
rate our government is spending it.
Corporate Income Tax
Fishing Licence Tax
(tax on top of 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?