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 23, 2021
“Why pay taxes when they can just print money?”

"Why pay taxes when they can just print money?” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “If the government could print money, then why pay taxes?” was printed in the Billings (MT) Gazette on September 16, 1936.

“Favorite sign thus far: why pay taxes when they can just print money?” was posted on Twitter by Scott Gaspari on April 15, 2009. “Jim North’s sign read ‘Why pay taxes when you can print money?’ and was bordered with fake dollar bills sporting the president’s face” was printed in the Times Herald (Port Huron, MI) on April 16, 2009.

“Why pay taxes when the government can just print more money?” was printed in the Des Moines (IA) Register on June 26, 2010. “Why Pay Taxes When the Government Can Just Print Money?” was posted on Twitter by The Chocolate Knox on June 26, 2012.


Newspapers.com
16 September 1936, Billings (MT) Gazette, “Billings Attorney Speaks in Behalf of Constitution,” pg. 9, col. 1:
If the government could print money, then why pay taxes?

Twitter
Scott Gaspari
@sgaspari
Favorite sign thus far: why pay taxes when they can just print money?
11:49 AM · Apr 15, 2009·Twitter SMS

Newspapers.com
16 April 2009, Times Herald (Port Huron, MI), “Protesters tea’d off” by Jesse Dunsmore, pg. A3, col. 6:
Jim North’s sign read “Why pay taxes when you can print money?” and was bordered with fake dollar bills sporting the president’s face.
(Port Huron Tax Day Tea Party protest.—ed.)

Twitter
Heath
@HeathW1775
Why pay taxes when you can print money #endthefed #tcot #tlot #followfriday
2:45 PM · Apr 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sergeant Bilko
@SergeantBilko
RT @Citcokid: I love this sign @ a Chicago Anti-Obana rally. “Why pay taxes when they can just print money” #ttparty #oktcot
7:57 PM · Jul 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
We’ve Had ENOUGH
@enuf
WHY PAY TAXES - when they can just print money?  http://twitpic.com/i2lcj #tcot
2:35 PM · Sep 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Newspapers.com
26 June 2010, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Your 2 Cents’ Worth,” pg. 4A, col. 3:
Why pay taxes when the government can just print more money?
-- Des Moines area

Newspapers.com
9 June 2011, Sunday News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Some tidbits picked up on my way north of 49” by Bob Collard, pg. 8A, col. 3:
You might wonder why they keep printing money. Why pay taxes if they can just print more money?

Twitter
The Chocolate Knox
@Chocolate_Knox
Why Pay Taxes When the Government Can Just Print Money? http://godfatherpolitics.com/5862/why-pay-taxes-when-government-can-just-print-money/ via
@politicsisdirty
10:16 AM · Jun 26, 2012·Twitter for Websites

Twitter
Matthew Campbell
@Conluceo_Corpse
Why pay taxes when the government can just print money?
1:54 PM · Feb 17, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—PoliticalHumor
Posted by u/DJ_Mission January 21, 2015
Why pay taxes when you can print money?

Twitter
Matt feeney
@MattLiam7
I see people sharing things on Facebook like “why pay taxes when the government can just print money”.
Please be quiet
5:38 PM · Mar 28, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Gabor Gurbacs
@gaborgurbacs
I hear many people ask for the first time: “Why pay taxes when they can just print the money?” I think it’s an important question and maybe the Fed or government should address it sooner rather than later. Why certain economic models are used don’t make sense for most people.
7:54 AM · Mar 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Ethtrader
Posted by u/Gringo4 June 3, 2020
Why Pay Taxes when they just can print money ?

Twitter
yibbs
@yibbs_btc
Replying to @HillaryClinton
Why pay taxes when the Fed can print money with no limit? Modern day slavery.
12:53 AM · Oct 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
jabak
@jaba_kash
IF THEY CAN PRINT MONEY, WHY PAY TAXES? #Election2020
6:02 PM · Oct 6, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Southern Hodl
@MaxHodl1
Replying to @Cernovich
Why pay taxes when they can print money for free?
6:10 PM · Feb 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

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