Even while pocketing billions in bailouts, the captains of industry who wrecked the world economy sneer at government. Just imagine, they say, if their businesses were run like the post office. “You mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in New Jersey on Wednesday for 42 cents? Well, let me be the first to say I would be thrilled if America’s health care system is anything near as functional as the post office.”

Another zinger from the show: “Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ But that was before ‘I’m Sarah Palin, now show me the launch codes.’ “

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