The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.
The Government boasted of a large surplus of revenue, and paid no attention
to the carping critics who kept reminding them that a large surplus simply
meant an unnecessary bleeding of the taxpayer.
Langevin (Doctor's assistant) -- "See, Madame, our leech has drawn a great
surplus of blood from you; you must be growing stronger."
Published in the Grip, September 10th, 1881.