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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 16, 2020
“Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?”

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?” is a question that has been printed on several images. The saying is from the book I Didn’t Come Here to Argue (1969) by American author Peg Bracken (1918-2007).


Wikipedia: Peg Bracken
Ruth Eleanor “Peg” Bracken (February 25, 1918 – October 20, 2007) was an American author of humorous books on cooking, housekeeping, etiquette and travel.

Google Books
I Didn’t Come Here to Argue
By Peg Bracken
New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World
1969
Pg. 97:
QUESTIONS & TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30¢?

Newspapers.com
23 November 1969, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, Bracken Book Is Full Of Fun” by Charlotte Cheney, sec. 8, pg. 6, col. 5:
Pertinent Questions and Topics for Discussion also add stimulus to her work, such as “Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30¢?”

Google Books
Executive’s Handbook of Humor for Speakers
By the Bureau of Business Practice
Waterford, CT: Bureau of Business Practice
1971
Pg. ?:
742.45
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?

Google Books
Tweet This Book:
The 1,400 Greatest Quotes of All Time in 140 Characters Or Less

Edited by Sayre Van Young and Marin Van Young
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2011
Pg. 41:
Why does a slight tax increase cost you 200 dollars and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?
Peg Bracken

Google Books
Wise Women:
Wit and Wisdom from Some of the World’s Most Extraordinary Women

By Carole McKenzie
Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing Company
2013
Pg. ?:
Why does a slight tax increase cost you 200 dollars and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?
Peg Bracken (1918-2007)
American humorist

Twitter
Gayland Anderson
@GaylandAnderson
Why does a slight tax increase cost you 200 dollars and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents? ~ Peg Bracken
7:30 PM · Apr 16, 2015·Hootsuite

Posted by Barry Popik
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