Sisyphus Had it Easy

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Sisyphus Had it Easy

Reflections on Tax and Budget Reform
January 5, 2005


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]

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