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"First it was no football, now it's no money. I don't think they know what they're doing."
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Public Services: 'IN - OUTSOURCE'
'When we talk about a 'needs' led service. The 'NEED' is to stay in budget!'
'And this is where we attempt to forecast the TRUE size of the spending cuts.'
'No cuts in Medicare!'
'Mmmh... Do I give up a life of luxury and privilege that people can only dream of... or just lay off half of you?'
"Mr. Chairman, distinguished guests, Gramm, Rudman, Hollings..."
'We have to make huge cuts in spending, which means. . . Difficult decisions ahead which means. . . We hire more consultants!'
U.S.Postal Service - Then and Now
"Why is the arts budget always the first thing to be cut, when you know damn well it's the only thing that separates us from the monkeys?"
'In a cost-saving move, I've replaced your cubicle with a back pack.'
"We made savings of £10,000 by abandoning one of our children."
"The Pentagon is not getting nearly as much pie as they used to get."
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'When confronted by the enemy, you will deploy a series of disapproving looks.'
"They've eliminated your grant to promote local agriculture."
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To improve services this office has been moved to a small island 50 miles north of Skye where it will be open on alternate Tuesday afternoons in October.
"With a bit o luck we may be over the worst of it!"
Tags:budget cut, budget cuts, government spending, spending cut, spending cuts, government cutback, government cutbacks, austerity, austerity policy, benefits cuts, welfare cuts, national debt, national deficit, tory, tories, public sector, public services, welfare state, conservative, conservatives, government cuts, grim, grims, grim reaper, grim reapers
"The Treasury is fairly sure that the figures in the budget are correct, they might just not be in the right order!"
'We didn't have enough money for steel bars, so we just put a bunch of syrup on the wood.'
'Spending cuts are unavoidable. We'll have to leave vacancies unfilled and cut back on staff leave.'
Tags:spending cut, spending cuts, budget cut, budget cuts, staff morale, employee morale, morale, spending budget, spending budgets, training budget, training budgets, heating bill, heating bills, work environment, work environments, working environment, agenda, agendas, meeting, meetings, redundancy, redundancies
Big Government - Things to Eliminate!!
'We all have to make sacrifices and you're ours!'
'Hit me again!'
'Wait...you mean it wasn't just political theater?!! Ok...Now I'm outraged!!!'
'Books about local libraries? We're moving them to the history section.'