Real Tax Reform is Always Hard: Some Advice for the Task Force

Research Report

Real Tax Reform is Always Hard: Some Advice for the Task Force

November 5, 2009

Abstract

Political theater? Such is the label many have attached to the tax reform task force headed by Paul Volcker. But I heard the same claim made about President Reagan's State of the Union request for a tax reform study from the Treasury Department to be made only after the 1984 election was over. Congress literally burst out laughing.

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