"But, hey, what is 'recession' but a word? And the same goes for 'money,' right? And how about 'human beings'?"
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"Would you like to hear about our retirement plan?"
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"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
"And the Lord said, 'They shall gradually, so as not to cause unemployment, beat their swords into plowshares.'"
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Coming Soon to an Office Near You: Invaders From the Planet of the Recent College Graduates
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"I suppose you're worried about your little peasant benefits."
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"This suit is more of a European cut."
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"O.K., next we cut home-heating aid."
First Aid Stand
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"I'm afraid you're a bit too high-minded for us, Rawson. Do you think you could see your way clear to resigning in disgust?"
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"They've eliminated your grant to promote local agriculture."
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"Here's one I wrote myself. It's called 'Blues for the Guy I'm Laying Off.'"
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"As you know, Ed, my pockets are considerably deeper than yours. Therefore, in addition to my share I'll be needing a percentage of yours."
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"Sorry, but it's store policy to remove man buns by any means necessary."
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Limited government next 600 miles.
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Mental Health Care
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"Sorry, but I don't do stitches anymore. All stitches are now handled by Local 405 over at Bellevue."
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Sheep are sheared and then shown a mirror.
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"It was the cheapest way for us to cover the potholes."
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"It's a novelty t-shirt me and the boys designed, Mrs. Patterson!"
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"Care to give to the fund to help save your job?"
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Office of Management and Budget and Mandatory Cuts
"The question is, what will it take to get you to work for us for half of what you're asking?"
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"Let's surprise Mom with ANOTHER Christmas tree!"