The tax man taketh

Benjamin Franklin said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin, a philosopher, newspaper publisher and inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, had also laid the groundwork for the Constitution. However, this balding, paunchy, nerdy guy was adored by women and would get the ladies all “aflutter.”

Franklin entered into a common-law marriage with plain and plump Deborah Read, a childhood

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