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"I understand Senator Quigley was really counting on that raise."
'It's a tax refund. There's a note attached asking us not to cash it before next week.'
Unable to afford repairs the Department of Transportation simply relabeled poorly maintained roads as Historic Routes.
Ways and Means/Means and Ends
"I'm telling you, we already cut the fat."
"We're looking for a place that hasn't been affected by the sequester."
"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.'
"The real trick will be enjoying retirement long enough before the Government goes belly up."
'We do spend a lot and tax a lot, but it's the price you pay for living in a money-based economy.'
'We need to cut back on public entitlements, starting with Social Security!'
If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
"Congress as a whole today voted to raise the spending limit, while the ethics committee voted to raise the bar."
A trillion here, a trillion there...Pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Our Ways And Your Means Committee
'This was a nice quiet corner before those austerity measures kicked in.'
'Have beer and fags gone up yet?'
'I like the sound of it. Tell me more about deficit spending.'
'Everything needs more money. . . work-out roads, highways, bridges. . '
Money - troops to fight terrorism, promote democracy, protest oil? Lots and lots. Money, help, attention, to save 800,000 people from starvation? Not much.
"Let's give him a few minutes to grieve. His idea of taxing the air taxpayers breath was rejected."
"And to comment on the government's policies regarding the middle class is the newly appointed Minister of Broken Dreams."
"This is the captain - we're anticipating a slight change of course."
"You know what to do!"