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Joke ID 1116

Work: [17] 'Lloyd's Weekly Newsp...'(28/06/1891, periodical)
> Transcription: [532] from page : 7
>> Joke: 1116

" AS EASY AS A B C. "

Witness of the Labour Commission ( under examination ) : Yes ; I think that employers should be forced by law to give in to their men. Question : But should this lead to bankruptcy, what then ?Witness : Bankruptcy should be legally abolished.Question : Should employers have no money to pay the employed ?Witness : That duty should be discharged by the Government. Question : But how should the loss be supplied - by the imposition of new taxes ? Witness : Certainly not. Taxation should be entirely abolished.Question : Then how could you scheme be carried out ?Witness ( courteously ) : That's a matter I leave entirely to the discretion of the Government.

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From:

  • Newspaper title:Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
  • Date:28/06/1891
  • Article Title: Jokes of the Day
  • Joke taken from: Page 7
  • Book Editor:None
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