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The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, in an address to the nation, on how the Republicans will revolutionise government)

`The United States government is the largest purchaser of vacuum tubes in the Western world. This is a Federal Aviation Administration tube, based on good solid, 1895 technology. When you fly in America, vacuum tubes in the air traffic control system keep you safe. Now, our government has not been able to figure out how to replace vacuum tubes with this. This is a microchip. It has the computing power of 3 million vacuum tubes. After we remake it, the government of the future will operate this way.'