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'The love of money is the root of all evil? Is that the whole treasurer's report?'
'And now for the treasurer's report.'
'It's a tax refund. There's a note attached asking us not to cash it before next week.'
'The U.S. Treasury announced today that the federal deficit will no longer be measured in 'trillions' of dollars, but in 'light-years'.'
The accountant's visit
Welcome to Washington DC...passing the added cost on to you since 1776'
"More problems with China - their money contains lead."
'Coming up next...Hank Paulson with a pledge drive from the U.S. treasury...'
IRS, 'Internal just isn't enough any more -- we have to go EXternal.'
"Squawk! Interest rates are going negative!"
"If you're such a great king, why aren't you in your counting house?"
"Have you considered short-term treasurys?"
"...Nice handbag, Darling!"
"Welcome aboard. We have no government, so there are no taxes."
'The king is in the counting house counting up his mutual fund profits.'
The Sultan of Bitcoin
"Yeah, but what have they done for me this quarter?"
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Hostage Crisis Continues: 'We don't care what the people voted for! We want out way!'
"Sire, the auditors are in the counting house."
"You never go to your counting house any more."
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'I just had a terrible thought. What if we run out of things to tax in our lifetime.'
'Talk about government waste! A tombstone would have been sufficient!'
"That money was for a crusade!"
"No incumbents were harmed in the passage of this stimulus package...."
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"Senator, I'd like to ask you about the economy."
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