Osborne and the Stooges
There was, I'm pretty sure, an episode of "The Three Stooges" in which Curly kept banging his head against a wall. When Moe asked him why, he replied, "Because it feels so good when I stop."
Well, I thought it was funny. But I never imagined that Curly's logic would one day become the main rationale that senior finance officials use to defend their disastrous policies.