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Author Bartlett, Bruce R., 1951-

Title The benefit and the burden : tax reform--why we need it and what it will take / Bruce Bartlett.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.


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Edition 1st SImon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description xiii, 271 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index.
Contents A brief history of federal income taxation -- How a tax bill is made -- The definition of income -- How to understand tax rates -- The relationship between tax rates and tax revenues -- How taxes affect economic growth -- The question of progressivity -- Taxes and the business cycle -- How other countries tax themselves -- Spending through the tax code -- Taxes and the health system -- Tax preferences for housing -- How federal taxes affect the states -- The problem of charitable contributions -- The problem of taxing capital gains -- Unresolved issues in the taxation of corporations -- The problem of tax administration -- The history of tax reform -- The pros and cons of popular tax reform proposals -- The need for more revenue -- The case for a VAT -- The case against a VAT -- What should be done about the Bush tax cuts? -- If tax reform happens, it will be because Grover Norquist allows it.
Summary A spirited and insightful examination of the need for American tax reform--arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation--from one of the most legendary political thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time.
Subject Taxation -- United States.
Income tax -- United States.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
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