In the End, Trump Will Discover the True Meaning of Equal Justice Under Law: Death and Taxes

Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:[1]

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789

However, Franklin’s letter is not the origin of the phrase, which appeared earlier in Daniel Defoe’s The Political History of the Devil.[2]

Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believ’d.

And in The Cobbler of Preston by Christopher Bullock (1716)

’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes,


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_taxes_(idiom)

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Comment by Ron Powell on April 16, 2019 at 8:15am

Like the super criminal who preceded him, Trump may get away with murder, but the scofflaw-in-chief will soon discover that the reach of the arm of US tax law is inexorable and inescapable...

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