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.

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Entry from April 26, 2019
“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government”

"The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government” is a tax saying that has been printed on many images. American politician Barry Goldwater (1909-1998), then a retired Republican Senator from Arizona, made the remark on the PBS interview show Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. on November 17, 1989. Goldwater said:

“A lot of our trouble stems from our income tax. It’s like when we practiced Prohibition—it made more drunks in this country than anything we ever did. We passed the income tax amendment and we created probably more crooks than any other act. Americans should be free to earn, to spend and to govern without anybody’s outside or inside having any effect on those operations.”


Wikipedia: Barry Goldwater
Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician, businessman and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the libertarian movement.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Firing Line (1966–1999)
William F. Buckley Jr. Looks Forward with Barry Goldwater on Politics, Etc.

2h | Talk-Show | Episode aired 17 November 1989

Google Books
Tax This!:
An Insider’s Guide to Standing Up to the IRS

By Scott M. Estill
North Vancouver, BC: Self-Counsel Press, Incorporated
1999
Pg. 271:
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona) in an interview for PBS Firing Line, November 18, 1989 (The correct date is November 17, 1989.—ed.)

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“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” --Barry M. Goldwater

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations
By Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2008 ©2006
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The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. —Barry Goldwater, interview, Firing Line, PBS, Nov. 18, 1989 (The correct date is November 17, 1989.—ed.)

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The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.

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101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015
By Adrian Raftery
Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
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The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
Barry Goldwater (1909–1998)

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By Morris Harmor
Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, Inc.
2017
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BARRY GOLDWATER
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.

YouTube
Firing Line: William F. Buckley Jr. Looks Forward with Barry Goldwater on Politics, Etc.
Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr.
Published on Feb 3, 2017
Episode S0834, Recorded on October 16, 1989 (The correct date is November 17, 1989.—ed.)
Guest: Barry M. (Barry Morris) Goldwater
26:30
“A lot of our trouble stems from our income tax. It’s like when we practiced Prohibition—it made more drunks in this country than anything we ever did. We passed the income tax amendment and we created probably more crooks than any other act. Americans should be free to earn, to spend and to govern without anybody’s outside or inside having any effect on those operations.”

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