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by Alan Murray,Jeffrey Birnbaum

eBook Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform ePub
Author: Alan Murray,Jeffrey Birnbaum
Language: English
ISBN: 0394758110
ISBN13: 978-0394758114
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (April 12, 1988)
Pages: 336
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 152
Formats: lit mobi lrf mbr
ePub file: 1212 kb
Fb2 file: 1897 kb

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income ta. Showdown at Gucci Gulch reads like a thriller, which it is, with a remarkable cast of characters and a payoff in billions.

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. David S. Broder, chief political reporter and columnist, Washington Post. Showdown is a classic of its genre. A great case study of the political process.

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Birnbaum and Murray describe the passage of the 1986 tax reform act as the product of personal victories by Washington officials over the usually triumphant lobbyists of "Gucci Gulch''the hallways. Jeffrey H. Birnbaum covers the White House for The Wall Street Journal and is co-author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch. Библиографические данные. Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform. Random House Publishing Group, 1987. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management, Revolt in the Boardroom, and The Wealth of Choices.

If you're like me, you probably never imagined a book about creating a tax reform bill could ever be interesting let alone compelling, but this book is both

If you're like me, you probably never imagined a book about creating a tax reform bill could ever be interesting let alone compelling, but this book is both. I almost couldn't put it down. A fascinating look at the inside of how our government functions. BryanThomasS, November 7, 2011.

Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Alan S. Murray. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. Here, in the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality.

In this book Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Murray give fascinating blueprint for appreciating and ' e law of the land, the same sort of insights they.

and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform JEFFREY H. BIRNBAUM ALAN s MURRAY :. With an Introduction In Albert R. Hunt Vining Books A Division of Random House New York w w wwnggrmtvw,f'f. In this book Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Murray give fascinating blueprint for appreciating and ' e law of the land, the same sort of insights they.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform

Back then, for example, only the richest denizens of Gucci Gulch sported those brick-like cell phones, recalled Jeffrey Birnbaum, who co-wrote a 1988 book about the last major tax overhaul, Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform. Gucci Gulch, which refers to the hallways outside the tax-writing committees, couldn’t possibly accommodate the number of lobbyists and other professionals who now will want to influence a new tax reform bill, Birnbaum observed. Everything is much larger and faster - and more precisely targeted. It’s not clear how that may complicate, or help, this year’s bill.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch book

Showdown at Gucci Gulch book. It’s all about the unlikely triumph of a massive tax reform package during the height of the Reagan years and in the face of well-funded corporate opposition. The hero, at least for me, is Bill Bradley.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform. By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. New York: Random House, 1987.

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. Here, in the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality.
Orevise
Context to the tax code, Congressional committees, Congressmen (well-known and lesser known), and lobbyists (who wear Gucci shoes).

Unbiased, reputable investigative journalism. Presents the scope of conflicts, goals, and problems obtaining cooperation among the different political parties. Much insight given about lobbyists and their harsh impact on tax codes/laws, the economy, and people from the poor through the rich.

Same issues applicable to today.

Excellent resource for history majors and some political science students..[Edited to correct spelling error.]
Urreur
Showdown at Gucci Gulch is a brilliant expose of the lawmaking process in Washington. While the backroom deals and the outcomes are there, it is nowhere near what we have today with open and legal bribing of lawmakers but it does show how it all become so corrupt under the Reagan administration. We owe the dystopian society we are living in today to the unhanded deals that began in this administration.
Dddasuk
This book documents the process/drama behind the astonishingly comprehensive mid-1980s overhaul of the US Income Tax system.

The goals were to:
- Simplify the tax system.
- Reduce marginal rates.
- Broaden the tax base.

Those goals were accomplished. What is especially interesting reading this now (2012) is that our country really needs a similar effort to take place.

To see our current dysfunctional congress arguing these issues, you might imagine that nothing resembling this is possible. But this book proves that it IS possible. It happened. It is quite interesting to find out exactly how.
Doriel
This was a detailed, informative book that remains relevant despite the passage of time. It helped me understand the tradeoffs that cause legislation be so convoluted - even one intended to simplify the tax code.

A couple of minor objections - I found the text somewhat repetitive, and the authors tried a bit to hard to convey the drama. Despite those objections, however, I highly recommend this book.
Nagor
Current events all over again. Understand what is involved in the 2017 tax code revision process as history is bound to repeat. Is is quite a complicated task and requires skillful management,
Fordrekelv
Great book, if you're interested in learning about how our government works and how much the president has very little do to with laws being created. This book is not dry or boring, trust me, I'm not a reader
Innadril
It's a must-read if you want to understand 1986 tax reform.
It's also a must-read if you want to understand how policy is made in Washington.
It's a very good read if you're looking to understand politics at the time.

Those who're rating the book 3 or below are likely not interested in any of the 3 items.
Good history, well written in simple language & understandable for the layman.
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