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"First it was no football, now it's no money. I don't think they know what they're doing."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, children, child, son, sons, football, footballers, pocket money, pocket money allowance, allowance, friends, friendship, economy, failing economy, government, government cut backs, government cut backs, failed government, government cut-backs, austerity, end austerity, public services, public service, public service cuts, incompetent, incompetence, incompetency, local services, local services, cuts to local services, local services cuts, government funding, local funding, funding cuts, funding gap, spending cuts, spending cut, sport, sports
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
Fiscal Cliff Drive.
"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.'
"No dad, I said a conservatory on the side of the house..."
Tags:conservative, conservatives, tories, conservatories, glasshouses, tory policy, tory policies, conservative policy, conservative policies, misunderstandings, misunderstanding, tory, conservatory, glasshouse, add-on, lean-to, extension, privatise, spending cuts, tax cuts, nhs spending, axe public spending, m.p., member of parliament, heartless, house, home
"We made savings of £10,000 by abandoning one of our children."
"Once upon a time there was a thing called social security..."
Tags:social security, entitlement programs, government, deficit, budget, crisis, fiscal cliff, spending cuts, congress, legislation, voting, children, future, generations, reading, fairy story, fairy stories, once upon a time, history, benefit, benefits, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales
'Due to budget cuts we are having to take on more temporary staff.'
'Gentlemen, it's time we tightened our belts.'
"The Pentagon is not getting nearly as much pie as they used to get."
Tags:defence budget, defense budget, defence budgets, defense budgets, defence spending, defense spending, pie, pies, budget cut, budget cuts, government cut, government cuts, spending cut, spending cuts, government cutback, government cutbacks, newspaper, recession, recessions, downsizing, downsize, downsized, downsizes, military spending, military cut, military cutback, military cutbacks
'So...when the economy proves, people get new jobs, which in turn generates more income tax revenue, more taxes means more money for schools...'
"Something is definitely going on. We're back to eating dog food."
Tags:economize, economising, economizing, economise, dog food, dog foods, gourmet, gourmet food, gourmet foods, gourmand, gourmands, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, downsizing, cutting cost, cutting costs, cost cutting, spending habits, spending cuts, spending habit, family pet, family pets, money troubles, money problems
'When confronted by the enemy, you will deploy a series of disapproving looks.'
"They've eliminated your grant to promote local agriculture."
Tags:grant, grants, cut, cuts, budget cuts, budget cut, austerity, recession, recessions, the recession, local agriculture, plant, plants, pot plant, pot plants, potted plant, potted plants, balcony, balconies, terrace, terraces, balcony plant, balcony plants, high rise, high rises, highrise, highrises, high-rise, high-rises, charity, charities, spending cut, spending cuts, fund, funds, funding, funded, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"Wot, no economy?"
"I don't know – the EPA was here when I left last night."
Senator Yomp: 'Not ours, damnit! We want you to cut back on someone else's government benefits!'