A billion is a difficult number to comprehend.
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 planet on 2 feet.
E) A billion dollars ago it was only 13 hrs and 12 minutes at the rate our government is spending our money.
Stamp duty, tobacco tax, corporate income tax, income tax, council tax, unemployment tax, fishing license tax, petrol/diesel tax, inheritance tax Alcohol tax, GST, property tax, service charge tax, vehicle/license registration tax, vehicle sales tax, workers comp tax & carbon dioxide tax...
60 years ago none of these taxes existed and we were one of the most prosperous in the world. We had no national debt and the largest middle class in the world.
We are not living in a democracy as our politicians do not work for us, we work for them.