The feud between William Tweed, an urban political legend, and Thomas Nast, a famous political cartoonist, became brutal as the influence of both grew among the classes they represented in mid to late 1800s.  Tweed's motto of "Something For Everyone" was made possible by a great deal of corruption in the form of kickbacks, bribery and intimidation.  Most immigrants, if they got what they wanted, could care less.  But the rising middle class, represented by Nast and his visual jabs at Tweed, rejected "Boss Tweed's" illegal methods.  Nast incorporated the phrase "What are you going to do about it?" in many of his cartoons about Tweed in his efforts to inspire reform.