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Everyone give up the goods so me and my friends can have more. (Typically spoken by elected officials or upper management)
Elected Official to Constituents: "We all have to pay a little more in property taxes. It's a small shared sacrifice so we can keep teachers, firefighters, and police officers on the payroll".

Elected Official to Staff: "Pay raises for everyone, and if you need me, I'll be investigating our Sister City in the Bahamas".
by Putyourbrainon73 July 09, 2010
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An excuse used by those who have more to take from those who have less.
Multi-national corporations, bankers, and politicians got us into this mess, but are asking Teachers, Nurses, Fire fighters, and Cops to make less money because we must make a shared sacrifice.
by salparadise March 03, 2011

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