The most successful 'trick or treat' in history was carried out by some merry pranksters in the Wall Street  investment banking community, and it led to the passing of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

When the silver-haired man on the television says that government has to get out of the way of big business, and that regulations hurt America, I nod sternly. His teeth look expensive. When the man says that regulations are good for women's bodies and that marriage has to be regulated to prevent gays from being happy, I nod sternly. We can all wear gold watches if we work hard.