The lock box is the brainchild of one of the 20th century’s most prolific (albeit misguided) inventors, Al Gore. Conceived of during his 2000 presidential campaign, this 9"x12"x6" box with a lock on it, was to serve the purpose of keeping American tax dollars out of the hands of Americans. In particular, Mr. Gore was most concerned about elderly people squandering the tax surplus (yes, surplus) on medication to keep themselves alive.
Although Mr. Gore made many gestures during the presidential debate to indicate that he had in fact created the "lock box" no prototype of the box was ever displayed publicly. It is widely suspected that the concept of the lock box was just too grandiose to ever actually function as intended, much like Al Gore's earlier invention, the internet.