When it comes to the foreclosure crisis, “we are f***ed,” declares Jon Stewart—“and the sad part is, Rube Goldberg himself could not have designed a more convoluted method to, in fact, f*** us.” Stewart explained the situation last night as only he can: “Everybody was getting billions of dollars. And in return, the American people would now be the proud owner of these bales of s**t. I’m sorry, ‘troubled assets.’ And the banks, the guys who got rich originally selling the loans, would step away, merely to service the paperwork. What could go wrong?”
Of course, quite a bit went wrong: “What the—you—wait—what?! The banks weren’t reading the fine print?” Stewart spluttered. “The banks? You’re the f***ing people who came up with the fine print in the first place! We never read the fine print!” Watch the full clip in the gallery, or for more Daily Show news and videos, click here.