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John Q. Public

fictitious typical citizen. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
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It just looks like "we've got a shortfall, let's make Joe Public pay".
I'd like to point out Joe Public already meets the expense for not paying PS10 an hour.
"'Joe Public's Political Perspective' does not answer all of these questions but offers a plea that 'we the people' consider changing politics and government into an honest enterprise, that we change our quid pro quo mentality and absorption with special interest groups, that we deliver 'change' based on our best historical analyses, that we do away with career politicians with term limitations, and that we truthfully uphold our sacred documents for governing.
Is it just a publicity stunt to impress the Welsh Assembly and to enhance officers CVs when they move on to pastures new, or is it a smoke and mirrors confidence trick so that when the council announce cutbacks in the budget, they can say it was what Joe Public wanted?
There is one law for them and another for Joe public. Can you imagine a benefits claimant making the same mistake, the law would come down on them like a ton of bricks, They would have to pay back - and so should she.
The RD Concept is more suited to Judge Dredd than Joe Public but, if the French manufacturer is to be believed, this is exactly what we will be driving around cities of the future.
FOXBORO - Injuries and overwork caught up to the New England Revolution as they crashed out of the CONCACAF Champions League in dramatic fashion with a 4-0 loss to Joe Public FC last night at Gillette Stadium.
Joe public service announcements, my favorites include the Rasta sing-along, "Fire on Your Sleeve," and "Help Computer." Though supplanted on Fensler's own site by a cease-and-desist letter from the Hasbro legal department, you may find them on heavy.com and elsewhere.
A thousand scandals and scams aim to separate Joe Public from his cash.
Joe Public is used to dealing with such made up words.
Indeed, any attempt by Joe Public to use the bank will draw him a stiff $10,000 fine.