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'As Plan B's go it's radical, but it's a sure fire way of slashing public spending...'
Royal Wedding and the Austerity Programme
'There's someone who says he's here to save social security!'
"Afraid we can't help dear, too many other calls on the public purse!"
'How can this be happening!?!'
"Hey look - the city finally got some infrastructure funding and upgraded that old bridge!"
"The new minimum wage has had a big impact on the cost of providing social care..."
"Nobody likes closing libraries but with all the cuts we don't have any choice!"
EU confronts the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Greece) problem.
"We're out of flu shots."
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"The manifestos have made it clear which parts of the economy all the political parties have agreed to 'ring fence'."
Tom Price: Health & Human Services
'The sequester's coming! We have to act now!'
'More like a budding treasury secretary.'
The Inaugural Ball
'Hit me again!'
'I warned them! I told them the sky is falling! The sky is falling! But, this time nobody listened.'
'Raise the ceiling!'
"Overtime on the Humpty-Dumpty project is killing the treasury."
"But, hey, what is 'recession' but a word? And the same goes for 'money,' right? And how about 'human beings'?"
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'I've just spoken to the Chancellor - we've got to turn it off.'
"On the upside, books from the closed libraries can be used to fuel the town hall furnace..."
The cutbacks were beginning to bite at the local council...
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'Oh dear. That's a bad sign.'
'Well that's a load off my mind. Osborne's cutting the 50p tax rate.'