Kiplinger’s Sandra Block reviews Showdown at Gucci Gulch by Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Lewis. Gucci Gulch, which refers to the hallways outside the tax-writing committees, “ couldn’t possibly accommodate the number of lobbyists and other. It is also the improbable story of the tax reform effort — memorialized in the seminal book, “Showdown at Gucci Gulch” by then-Wall Street.

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We owe the dystopian society we are living in today to the unhanded deals that began in this administration.

Current events all over again. The tax code is probably the most effective way to gulcu people to do certain things and not do other things. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Vintage; Reprint edition December 22, Publication Date: These increases survived largely intact to the final bill.

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By uglch thousands of unnecessary tax-breaks, they made the code less intrusive and more fair for everyone. You might be surprised at how much power the White House staff exercises independent of the President himself. 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.


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Ships from and sold by firstclassbooks. I’m not interested in tax or anything financial but this book really helped me understand how politics work.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In fact, both authors confirmed to POLITICO that their royalty checks for the book have ticked up in the past few years — just as interest in tax reform ggulch up in Congress.

There were many gulxh fascinating players — Rostenkowski, Packwood, Don Regan — with parochial interest I highly recommend this book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Excellent resource for history majors and some political science students. This is a terrific book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in policy.

It’s something ugcci used to happen. Context to the tax code, Congressional committees, Congressmen well-known and lesser knownand lobbyists who wear Gucci shoes. Jan 29, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: May 31, Dylan Scott rated it really liked it. First off, I disagree with the whole premise that eliminating deductions in favor of lower rates is a better taxation system.

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Showdown is a classic of its genre. Amazing read for the politics and insider-scoop behind what was one of the most monumental policy accomplishments of all time. Presents the scope of conflicts, goals, and problems obtaining cooperation among the different political parties.

My tour of s seminal non-fiction continued with this I almost couldn’t put it down. But this book proves that it IS possible. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Set up a giveaway.


They would lower the top rate even lower than Reagan’s own Treasury Department had dared. Get Roll Call in your inbox. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. For more valuable offers from our merchant partners, visit our Marketplace.

But for a book where one already knows the out come, it reads as a thriller at time. Refresh and try again. Weird to think Rostenkowski wound up gjcci jail and Packwood had to resign to avoid expulsion.

Very insightful and relevant for today as well. Great book, if you’re interested in learning about how our government works and how much gulhc president has very little do to with laws being created. There’s the mundane gucck about how rules are drawn up for how decisions can be made in principle. Palaces for the People: From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Write a customer review. Write a customer review. Birnbaum is now effectively one of the tax special interests he chronicled, having left journalism in for a job as president of the public relations arm of BGR Group, working with the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, an organization of major associations pushing for lower rates.