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'So, it's taken you six months to finally finish the report on our financial crisis and your solution is: 'We need to make more money'.'
Thursday, August 2, 1990, Early in the Morning, the Watternods' Dog Ponders the S. & L. Mess
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"Sorry, we don't have your money anymore but if you want to see some photos of it we've taken over the years check out our website."
Playfully skirting catastrophic failure since 1924
"And we will absolutely start lending again as soon as we finish building our debtors' prison."
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"It's a quandary, Gentlemen. The instability of the present situation concerns me, and yet I applaud our ongoing ability to profit from it."
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The Three Little Overextended Pigs
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'I hardly expected the federal tapering affect my allowance.'
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Sign over one of three teller lines at a bank reads "Reassurances"
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"You're kidding! I used to be an economist myself!"
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'Basically, we're hoping for a global yeast infection epidemic.'
"Hey, investor fears need calming over here, too."
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"Oh, sure, that could be us tomorrow, but it's him today."
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Trumpty Dumpty sat on his wall his 'perfect' economy in a free fall no magical thinking or lysol vaccine could ever restore his grafting machine.
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'I'm not kidding Bertie, give me your lunch money.'
Despite recent uncertainty, analysts said today they will continue to make predictions.
"Here's one I wrote myself. It's called 'Blues for the Guy I'm Laying Off.'"
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"I'll take one more question, from the reporter in the back reading the job listings."
"I'm trying to forget a 401k."
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Things will turn around eventually... Meanwhile....
"The latest statement says that our nest egg is now at zero. I'm pretty sure it won't go below that."
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Night of the Living Debt.
"He says we'll get married as soon as everything bounces back."
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"Now we just have to sit back and wait for the Fed to bail us out."
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