Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 21, 1981
Voice: Mr. Slackmeyer, perhaps we could turn now to the most scandalous aspect of your tax cuts - the proposed depreciation schedule for businesses. Even some of your own supply-side economists admit that under the new formula, most businesses are likely to re-invest only about 80% of their tax windfall. Tell me, Mr. Slackmeyer, given that, why shouldn't the Federal Government spare itself the charade, take the money, and simply invest it directly? Slackmeyer: Um... because that would be socialism, right? Voice: No, no. You tell me!