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'It's hard to fix the 'Sequester' - we're still trying to figure out what it means.'
'...by doubling up on patients in the MRI, we're able to cut costs in half...'
"I guess the government spends most of our tax money on defense and the rest is just 'crazy money'."
"Would you like to hear about our retirement plan?"
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Welcome to New York (Closed 12 noon - 2 P.M. Owing To Budget Cuts)
'No. . . this isn't the fiscal cliff.'
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"Hey, relax, Ron - the big cutback I'm talking about implementing around here is my chocolate."
'Oh! Boy I can hardly believe it...I've never seen things going so well!'
'I'm afraid at times like this with overstretched budgets we all have to make sacrifices...'
"I don't mind out of control spending as long as it's on stuff I like."
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'We agreed that your contract was too complicated so we redrafted it to cover your new responsibilities.'
'How is the budget forecast looking?'
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"I used my share of the peace dividend to get a divorce."
The Voluntary Sector takes a beating
"I remember when they used to give you stationary cubicles!"
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The Redistribution of Health
Undervalued,underpaid,worried about my future, still enough of my problems...what can I do for you?
'So FOR THE RECORD . . . are you ADMITTING that there are circumstances in which you would not DEMAND an MRI scan for a child with a sniffle for purely BUDGETARY reasons.'
'Now it's just a case of filling in the blanks.'
'Here's your rock...you'll find your hard place over there!'
'We's love to help...but so many other calls on the public purse.'
"I worry that more infrastructure spending will mean more schools!"
New for 2012 Olympic Can Kicking.
"It was the cheapest way for us to cover the potholes."
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