A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 30, 2021
“Normal people pay taxes. Millionaires pay accountants. Billionaires pay politicians”

"Poor people pay taxes, rich people pay accountants, very rich people pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by “I am Ann” on April 29, 2019. There are many variations of this saying, and it’s uncertain who originally authored what variation.

“The poor & middle class pay taxes. The rich pay accountants. The super rich pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by “Adam S. Business Owner, Vintner, #BDS,#FBPE 3.5%” on March 2, 2020. “The working class pay tax. The middle class pay accountants. The upper class pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by Sir Norman on August 2, 2020. “The working class pay taxes. The middle class pay accountants. The upper class pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by Crone(akaCorona) Alone on September 21, 2020.

“The poor and working class pay taxes. The millionaires pay accountants. And the billionaires pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by Geoff on October 11, 2020. “The poor pay tax. The rich pay accountants. The billionaires pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by Rob #FBPE FBPPR on October 31, 2020. “Normal people pay taxes, Millionaires pay accountants,...Billionaires pay politicians!” was posted on Twitter by David Price on January 15, 2021. “I saw a gif yesterday, ‘the poor pay tax, the middle class pay accountants, the billionaires pay politicians’” was posted on Twitter by Noelblack21 on August 10, 2021. “The poor pay tax. The middle-class pay accountants. The rich pay politicians” was posted on Twitter by Ordinary Left on October 5, 2021. “The middle/lower classes are paying taxes. The rich are paying accountants. The billionaires are paying politicians” was posted on Twitter by Bob Golen on October 29, 2021.


Twitter
I am Ann
@AnnYogaTaiChi
Poor people pay taxes, rich people pay accountants, very rich people pay politicians.
10:57 PM · Apr 29, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Adam S. Business Owner, Vintner, #BDS,#FBPE 3.5%
@Adam_SH69
The poor & middle class pay taxes.
The rich pay accountants.
The super rich pay politicians.
4:59 PM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
mildly angry socialist
@takuk83
The poor & middle class pay taxes.
The rich pay accountants.
The super rich pay politicians.
1:40 PM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kevin Ryan
@holteend30
Replying to @zarahsultana
Read somewhere on Twitter the working and middle class pay taxes, the rich pay accountants and the super rich pay politicians.
8:47 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
John Lewis
@johnlew40540571
Replying to @radicalmic
The poor & middle class pay taxes.
The rich pay accountants.
The super-rich pay politicians.
It’s the same the whole world over,
Ain’t it all a bloody shame,
It’s the rich wot gets the pleasure,
And the poor wot gets the blame.
10:53 AM · Apr 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Adam S. Business Owner, Vintner, #BDS,#FBPE 3.5%
@Adam_SH69
The poor & middle class pay taxes.
The rich pay accountants.
The super rich pay politicians.
7:00 PM · Jun 18, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
HiFiMan
@HiFiMan5
Replying to @BillboBagginsX and @brexit_sham
I’ll say it again: He’s a modern #Conservative it’s what they do.

Only poor people pay tax.
Rich people pay accountants.
Very rich people pay politicians

Current joke in USA : “If oil price gets any lower, Exxon will have to fulough all its Senators.”
No different in the UK
8:55 AM · Jun 20, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
gail nope
@vella111
Replying to
@MarkCranfield_
Poor people pay tax, rich people pay accountants, very rich people pay politicians
5:25 AM · Jul 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
J. Brian Thompson
@dajerryguy
Mohamad Safa
@mhdksafa
The poor are paying taxes, the middle-class are paying accountants, the rich are paying politicians. This is the circle.
12:33 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
mohamad safa
@mhdksafa
The poor and middle-class are paying taxes, the rich are paying accountants, and the wealthy are paying politicians. That’s the circle.
1:45 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sir Norman.
@Normanjam67
Replying to @jazzybry5 and @kazzylady
The working class pay tax.
The middle class pay accountants.
The upper class pay politicians.
5:58 PM · Aug 2, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Sir Norman.
@Normanjam67
The Working Classes pay tax.
The Middle Classes pay accountants.
The Upper Classes pay politicians.
5:36 AM · Aug 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
phil woods There is no “Climate Crisis” XY
@phil_woods
Replying to @Normanjam67 and @iraq_mawtini
Proably neds a slight tweak for the 21st century:

The poor pay taxes
The well off pay accountants
The rich pay politicians

Class system is no longer linked to affluence. Look at footballers, “celebrities”, property developers, Labour MPs
7:41 AM · Aug 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Crone(akaCorona) Alone
@PamillaBAV1
The working class pay taxes
The middle class pay accountants
The upper class pay politicians
Quote Tweet
Crow
@CrowSaorAlba1
· Sep 21, 2020
I see the stockpiling has started again. For the general public it’s buying up toilet rolls and pasta and for Russian Oligarchs it’s British Government ministers.
5:03 PM · Sep 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Geoff
@lippy427
Replying to @tesd84 @PeaceFlowerSoul and 3 others
Well, you know what they say about that . . .
The poor and working class pay taxes.
The millionaires pay accountants.
And the billionaires pay politicians
5:33 AM · Oct 11, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Rob #FBPE FBPPR
@Wibbilywobberly
Replying to @shidaDi and @the_tpa
That old saying comes to mind.
The poor pay tax.
The rich pay accountants. The billionaires pay politicians.
5:14 AM · Oct 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tom Johnson #JohnsonOut
@TomJohnson1965
Working class - pay taxes
Middle class - pay taxes
Wealthy - pay accountants
Billionaires - pay politicians!
4:53 AM · Dec 29, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
David Price
@DavidPriceUCL
Normal people pay taxes, Millionaires pay accountants,...Billionaires pay politicians!
theguardian.com
Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election results
Guardian analysis shows Club for Growth has spent $20m supporting 42 rightwing lawmakers who voted to invalidate Biden victory
7:12 AM · Jan 15, 2021·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Elizabeth Melling
@LilAnn_50
Replying to @zarahsultana
Poor and middle class pay taxes. The rich pay accountants and the billionaires pay politicians.
3:41 AM · Feb 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Andreas Hagen
@AndreasHagen507
That’s simple: #FollowTheMoney.
Working people pay taxes.
Millionaires pay lawyers to evade taxes.
Billionaires pay politicians to get tax breaks.
Quote Tweet
Freedom Forever
@FreedomTVR
· Apr 23
Replying to @POTUS
Why do gun manufacturers get specials status, when other businesses don’t?
#GunControlNow
2:05 AM · Apr 24, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jerry Barmess
@JerryBarmess
Replying to @Tribe_XX
Poor and middle class pay taxes. Millionaires pay lawyers. Billionaires pay politicians.
6:09 PM · May 11, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
David Price
@DavidPriceUCL
Normal people pay taxes, rich people pay accountants, filthy rich people pay politicians…
Quote Tweet
Rick with a silent p
@OwlEssex
· May 15
Replying to @ElliotElinor and @Margin4Error
Any gift to a politician is either a bribe or a reward, there are always strings attached. Unless it’s from family or close friends.
5:50 PM · May 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sir Norman of Potemkin Island, KBE
@Normanjam671
The Working Class pay taxes.
The Middle Class pay accountants.
The Upper Class pay politicians.
An oldie but a goodie.
11:23 PM · Jun 13, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Sir Norman of Potemkin Island, KBE
@Normanjam671
The working class pay taxes.
The middle class pay accountants.
The upper class pay politicians.
An oldie but a goodie.
5:54 AM · Aug 7, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Noelblack21
@noelblack21
Replying to @BTriagain
I saw a gif yesterday, ‘the poor pay tax, the middle class pay accountants, the billionaires pay politicians’
8:02 AM · Aug 10, 2021·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Sean O’Donnell
September 30, 2014 at 6:14 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
“The working class pay taxes.
The middle class pay accountants.
The upper class pay politicians.”

Twitter
Ordinary Left
@OrdinaryLeft
• The poor pay tax.
• The middle-class pay accountants.
• The rich pay politicians.
6:46 AM · Oct 5, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Gideon
@mak_jona
Replying to @RepublicanChick @JessieJaneDuff and 2 others
Poor people pay tax
Rich people pay accountants
The super-rich pay politicians.
10:03 PM · Oct 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bob Golen
@BobGolen
The middle/lower classes are paying taxes.
The rich are paying accountants.
The billionaires are paying politicians.
11:06 PM · Oct 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Craig Bellshaw
@Craig_bellshaw
Replying to @abinitio1980 @DanielLambert29 and @sturdyAlex
Poor pay taxes, well off pay accountants and the super rich pay politicians.
2:08 PM · Oct 30, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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