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 03, 2022
“Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we pay the government to live here?”

"Who did the government buy the earth from? So/Then why do we pay the government to live here?” is an anti-government saying that has been printed on many images. Both versions of the saying probably originated from images in June 2016.

“Who the government buy the earth from & why do we have to pay to live here?” was posted on Twitter by Sauce Boss Flex on June 12, 2016. “Who did the government buy the earth from? So why do we pay them to live here?” was posted on Twitter by Nat on June 15, 2016.

“Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we pay the government to live here?” was posted on Twitter by Qvzelqort on June 16, 2016. “Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we pay the government to live here?” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Maria Lana Boggs on June 19, 2016.


Twitter
Sauce Boss Flex
@ceoflexx
Who the government buy the earth from & why do we have to pay to live here?
12:29 PM · Jun 12, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nat
@venenumm
Who did the government buy the earth from? So why do we pay them to live here?
9:19 PM · Jun 15, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Qvzelqort
@realqvzelqort
Who did the government buy the earth from?
Then why do we pay the government to live here?
5:32 AM · Jun 16, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
emma
@love22xoxo9
“Who did the government buy the earth from.. Then why do we pay the government to live here?”
8:30 PM · Jun 16, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Maria Lana Boggs
June 19, 2016 at 2:58 AM ·
Wake up !!!!
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Who did the government buy
the earth from?
Then why do we pay the
government to live here?

Twitter
Ma-Verse
@VelileNthongoa
Who did the government buy the earth from? 
Then why do we have to pay the government to live here? ?
11:57 PM · Jun 29, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Fay
@justfay3
Ever wonder about this?
Who did the government buy the Earth from? Why do we pay the government to live here?
("Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we have to pay the government to live here?” is shown on an image.—ed.)
9:57 AM · Jul 28, 2016·Twitter for Android

iFunny
popeye0115_2016
28 aug 2016
WHO DID THE GOVERNMENT BUY THE EARTH FROM? 9 THEN Vll-IY DI] VIE PAY THE GOVERNMENT TO LIVE HERE?

Twitter
Victor CassadagaMedium
@CassadagaMedium
Who did the government buy the earth from ? So why do we pay the government to live here ? 🤬
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
8:06 PM · Feb 11, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Emilio Reyes
@tongvaboy
1.) Who did the government buy the Earth from?
2.) Then why do we pay the government to live here?
You’re welcome.
10:15 AM · Nov 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

iFunny
terriblefacebook55
25 nov 2021
Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we pay the government to live here?

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alb2655
30 aug 2022
Who did the government buy the earth from? Then why do we pay the government to live here?

Twitter
Dr Strange
@ElliotLinksync
Who did the government buy the earth from?
Why do we pay the government to live here?.
10:09 AM · Sep 16, 2022·Twitter for Android

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Blown572hemi
2 October 2022
WHO DID THE GOVERNMENT BUY THE EARTH FROM? SO WHY DO WE PAY THE GOVERNMENT TO LIVE HERE?

Twitter
Sticklizard🦎
@Sticklizard3
That’s exactly it!!
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WHO DID THE GOVERNMENT
BUY THE EARTH FROM?
SO WHY DO WE PAY THE
GOVERNMENT TO LIVE HERE?
8:57 PM · Oct 2, 2022·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
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