We Own the Post Office!
OK, I must confess, this story on NPR's Marketplace last night had me totally snowed until the very end. Hilarious.
The two best quotes:
From Beverly Jaworsky, "Debt-To-Purchase Ratio Assessor" for the IRS:
Well, we own the Post Office and they'll do as we say.
From Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Dr. Robert Reich:
[I]f the government ships a toaster oven to my neighbor and ships Viagra to me -- and by the way, I don't use Viagra -- that's not going to be terribly efficient