Carl: Tony, do you remember when you were a kid in grammar school, above 110th in New Amsterdam, remember, and they used to draw the tax dollar as a great big pie, with one slice out, one for defense, and another slice, one for social programs, another slice went for...well, what they didn't tell you then was that your tax dollar wasn't buying just pie, it was buying pie a la mode. That's right. There's a mysterious scoop of something on your tax dollar pie, and that something is Project Ring. Now, how would you feel if, at Manny's, you ordered pie a la mode but they wouldn't tell you what flavor of ice cream you're going to get. Your apple pie might arrive with some horrible chocolate chip, or butter brickle, or rocky road.
Vincenzo: I don't like rocky road.
Carl: I know you don't like rocky road. You wouldn't let Manny push you around like that, now would you?
Carl: Of course not. So why should you let your government do it?