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"If you can just help me through the tough times, I can handle it from there."
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"When I was your age, I had to hike ten miles through the ice and snow to a porno store when I wanted to look at dirty pictures."
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"It's tough here, too. Were just living from confiscatory tax to confiscatory tax."
The 2012 campaign trail runs through these troubled areas.
"Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a dollar-sixty-a-pound sirloin?"
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'And this is the secret of how our company gets through hard times: we grow all our own food!'
"I'd just like to let you know that even in good times I'd let you get the check."
Budget cutbacks at Spinco bicycle messenger service.
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"Your kids have left and gone on to lives of their own..." a dog yelps while his owner runs away.
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"This is Miss Jones, Doctor - I want you to cheer her up. She's been through hell recently."
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'Gentlemen, it's time we tightened our belts.'
'Due to budget cuts we are having to take on more temporary staff.'
STRIP *Bloomerbery Money * Professional fund manager
"They've been hard times, Al, but they've been fun times, too."
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"These are difficult times and we have to subtly introduce cut-backs in the company."
"This person's status says they are all caught up on bills and are finally putting away money for a vacation...go give them some car trouble."
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"A Penny for your Thoughts."
'Oh, these? These are my recession chinos.'
Will Talk for $
'Still think tough times never last?'
"I think we must accept that things have got to get worse before they can get even worse."
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'He fell on hard times.'
Taxi driver says to long-suffering passenger: 'If times get any harder, I'll have to start charging for my witty and perceptive opinions on various topical issues of the day.'
Don't forget the birds - they are having a hard time of it.
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"It's Parkins, sir; we're 'aving a bit of a time below stairs."