Making America's Budget Policy: From the 1980s to the 1990s

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M.E. Sharpe, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 229 pages
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This collection of articles traces the evolution over the 1980s of budget policy and tax reform by an architect of the Bradley tax reform bill. The articles present a chronological analysis of tax changes and the heated controversy over budget policy and the deficit. It concludes with an analysis of what the future holds. The author, currently staff director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, has the perspective of a fiscal expert with many years on the Washington scene.
 

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Contents

Tax Policy in Historical Perspective
19
Whats in Store for the Income Tax?
57
Why BradleyGephardt?
77
Semantics of the Flat Rate Tax and Tax Reform
93
Tax Reform at the Crossroads
105
Up from the Ashes
120
LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
135
Tax Policy Issues Raised by Tax Reform
182
PERSISTENT DEFICITS AND
201
Index
221
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