Found this in Columbia City, IN. (Post and Mail) What is a billion? The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, think about whether you want "politicians" spendung your tax money. *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 one walked on the earth on two feet. *A billion dollars ago was only eight hours and 20 minutes, at the rate the government is spending it. *Let's take a look at New Orleans. It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division. A Louisiana Senator is presently asking the Congress for $50 billion to rebuild Noew Orleans. Interestion number. What does it mean? Well if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman and child) you each get $516,528. What do you think of a billion?