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November 24, 1991


By CBR Staff Writer

With the inability of Congress to control the budget, there should have been no surprise at the revelation a week or three back from the US General Accounting Office that 350 members of Congress have written over 8,000 bad cheques so far this year against: in a splendidly cheeky and opportunistic piece of publicity, Intuit Inc, Menlo Park, California latched onto the news by launching a campaign to send its Quicken personal finance software to Washington – the program is designed to make creating and sticking to a budget easy and Intuit is hitting the spendthrift Congressmen where it hurts – through their constituents, offering to send a free copy of Quicken to anyone buying a copy of the $70 program for Intuit to send on to their Congressperson.

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