In this series of serigraphic prints, I look at the wind-up tin toys as a means of invoking the curiosity of childhood and a nostalgia for a less complicated world. In the same breath, I place the toys in an adult context of various types to bring the viewer into a contemplative arena of ideas. In this print, the wind-up tin toys are like federal programs which are wound up by billions of tax payer dollars, which are rarely beneficial in the long term. They are like band-aides only offering a temporary superficial reparations to deeper problems, where the skills of a surgeon could only help. Like tin toys they are wound up and soon run down. The Golden Goose suggests the exact same metaphor, only on a much larger scale where lump sum billions are used to bail-out Corporate America.