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"I understand Senator Quigley was really counting on that raise."
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'It's a tax refund. There's a note attached asking us not to cash it before next week.'
"I worry that more infrastructure spending will mean more schools!"
"Perhaps we've cut the royal budget too much."
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Social Security Administration: 'Sorry, closed for reform.'
"People think the government has a bottomless pit of money....but sometimes we have to make sacrifices!"
"You want both? C'mon - get serious - we can only afford one."
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"I know that there has been a lot of concern expressed about a 'skills shortage'....mainly amongst government ministers."
"The government's finance settlement came in very late this year.
Ways and Means/Means and Ends
"Let's extend our debt ceiling this evening."
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"Someday this will all be yours!"
"We're looking for a place that hasn't been affected by the sequester."
"I'm telling you, we already cut the fat."
"Those taxpayers are real extremists."
"The new minimum wage has had a big impact on the cost of providing social care..."
'This is a really low budget approach to stopping illegal immigration.'
"O.K., next we cut home-heating aid."
"Has it occurred to anyone that the economy might improve if we outsourced the government?"
"The real trick will be enjoying retirement long enough before the Government goes belly up."
"I've balanced the state budget: The graft and payoffs are equal."
'Apparently we're to use the budget that's been cut to encourage the volunteers we haven't got....'
'If they ever cut our pensions, then we'll know the public sector is dead.'
It's 10 P.M. does anyone know what 'sequestration' means?
"Bloody politicians! They give all our hard earned tax money to lazy unemployed people! What about us? We can't even afford to buy a fifth TV, an eighth smartphone or twelve packs of cigs a day!"