Research Report Sisyphus Had it Easy
Reflections on Tax and Budget Reform
C. Eugene Steuerle
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In the heady days after his re-election, President Bush promised to replace the current tax system with something better. Politicians often delude themselves that reform can be summoned by proclamation. But, a wholesale transformation of the income tax system isn't about to happen quickly or painlessly. In fact, only painstaking bottom-up planning could do the trick. [ The Milken Institute Review]
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Federal tax issues and reform proposals