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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A real insight into how Congress and the Administration work together to get law done.

Gucci Gulch Can’t Hold All Lobbyists Engaged in Tax Fight

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Understand what is involved in the tax code revision process as history is bound to repeat.

I thought its perspective it gave on the major players in Congress on the tax bill – Sen. House Republicans say they plan to vote on the measure before they sit down guccj eat their Thanksgiving dinner.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? We owe the dystopian society we are living in today to the unhanded deals that began in gucic administration.

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Showdown at Gucci Gulch

In private conversations, most lobbyists, critics and other observers are largely skeptical that Baucus and Camp can pull off such a legislative feat.

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Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Write a customer review. Mar 05, Chad rated it it was amazing. I dusted off this 30 year-old book gucvi part to commemorate the recent news that the Republican Congress is setting out to tackle tax reform.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There were times when a Rostenkowski bear hug or a cold-edged glare was enough to change votes and move legislation. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. This was a detailed, informative book that remains relevant despite the passage of time.

This bill then moved to Chicago-pol and Daley-acolyte Dan Rosentenkowski’s Ways and Means Committee in the House, where Rosentenkoski managed to reinstate the state-and-local tax deduction, but generally kept the faith on reform. In the end, despite all the gkcci dealing, the authors show how the political system, almost against guci wishes of every member in it, managed to fulch reform that in the end almost everyone admits was for the best.

It was also the best political and economic story of its time. How might votes get swapped in horse-trading agreements? Showdown at Gucci Gulch.

Despite opposition from an army of high-priced lobbyists, The Tax Reform Act of ultimately prevailed, closing loopholes and lowering tax rates 31 years later, the tax code is riddled with complexity once again. Here, gucci the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture gufci how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed rea The Tax Reform Act of was the single most sweeping change in the history of America’s income tax.


Showdown at Gucci Gulchthe story of a successful tax reform bill, was essential reading for a generation of undergraduate political science students in the 90s who might be interested in how the American political system works. I was surprised by how many Republicans wanted to bury the bill and how many Democrats supported it. Get to Know Us.

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Great description of the legislative push to pass tax reform in Ships from and sold by firstclassbooks. All the triumphs of the Reagan years were accomplished with Knute Rockne staring down a Democratic-majority House.

It is illuminating and systematic enough to become a staple in political science courses, gulcb entertaining enough to be read this summer on the beach. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Continue to article content. Oct 09, Matt rated it really liked it.