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'I've calculated that we've enough money for 2013 if we cancel February.'
"It's a graph of economic recovery...which way up do you want it?"
'The love of money is the root of all evil? Is that the whole treasurer's report?'
'And now for the treasurer's report.'
"A word to the wise. When the gods speak, they'd better say 'across-the-board tax cut."
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"Sayyyyy... Do you know anything about budgets?"
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'The U.S. Treasury announced today that the federal deficit will no longer be measured in 'trillions' of dollars, but in 'light-years'.'
'The treasury decided to use bob geldof's speechwriter this year!'
"How is the budget forecast looking?"
"Right you've got 30 minutes...start squeezing!"
'What I don't understand is how all three of us managed to get the figures wrong!'
New Improved I.R.S.
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'Bring on the Budget!'
"Must you tell us what our daily share of the national debt is every time we sit down to dinner?"
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'We're out of money for bailouts. We recommend that you just file for non-profit status.'
The accountant's visit
'I'm your fantasy from the U.S. Treasury Department.'
Welcome to Washington DC...passing the added cost on to you since 1776'
negotiating with the Treasury
"I don't understand why people don't trust our figures...I mean we've gone over them..again and again. All three of us!"
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'He says everyone knows him as Uncle Sam. Around here we just call him Bailout Benny.'
'Coming up next...Hank Paulson with a pledge drive from the U.S. treasury...'
"If we're going to fail to balance the budget again then we have to make sacrifices...and you're OURS!"
"Obviously we'd have loved to help, but there were so MANY other calls on the public purse!"
IRS, 'Internal just isn't enough any more -- we have to go EXternal.'