I found on my PC, a file of fortune cookies that I collected in the late 1980's, intending (at that time) to add them to the Unix "fortune cookie" program. This light bulb joke was written WAY before the mortgage/banking crisis. Perhaps we didn't learn enough from the Savings and Loan disaster. (Someone should have listened to the author of this joke.)
Q: How many lightbulbs does it take a Savings & Loan disaster to change
four billion lightbulbs?
A: Just one. The federal government will take care of the other