To the tax collector death is an enemy, to the tax payer death is an escape route.

This post is in response to the Bumblepuppies writing challenge and the instructions are thus:

Nothing is certain but death and taxes, or so the old saying goes.  Another popular quote: “Always look on the bright side of life.”  Perhaps someone might also say, “Always look on the bright side of death and taxes.”

This week, you will not be writing an ode to how much you adore death or taxes, or even on how death and taxes might serve a useful purpose.  Those topics are already overdone.  Instead, pick another famous quotation and transform it into a line about death, taxes, or death and taxes.

Please find my response below ( I used two quotes,loved both equally). The topic of the write up is however off the top of my head and would love to hear your interpretation of it. To the tax collector death is an enemy, to the tax payer death is an escape route.


“Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance”. –Sir Claus Moser

My version in response to the challenge is:

“Education costs taxes. But then so does ignorance”.

Good education comes at a price,one that the average individual would not easily afford if they had to pay for everything up-till college/higher education level. The support of the government is invaluable and it can only be sustained when we all make our contribution into the system via our taxes. We pay for peoples ignorance when they overindulge and get themselves into situations that require public agencies to when ideally a little self control and management should have put things in check.


“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” Sholom Aleichem

My version in response to the challenge is:

“Death is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” 

A dream for the wise, cos’ they have supposedly lived each day to the fullest

hence they embrace death.

A game for the fool, cos’ they see no value to living a balanced life

thus they constantly dare death

A comedy for the rich, cos’they supposedly control everything

hence death is subject to their will.

A tragedy for the poor, cos’ they constantly hope for change

which death robs them of.


To the tax collector death is an enemy,

to the tax payer death is an escape route.

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