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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An amazing look at the backdoor machinations that created the seminal Tax Reform Act, and a beautiful case study in legislative process. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch by Jeffrey Birnbaum

This is a terrific book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in policy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Current Ways and Means members say they anticipate spending a full week on their markup. To see our current dysfunctional congress arguing these issues, you might imagine that nothing resembling gucc is possible.

Is is quite a complicated task and requires skillful management. It’s taken almost 30 years to undue most of the gains made in that one act, so today’s tax reformers should read this book to understand how, as one commentator said, “the impossible became the inevitable.

Call me a dork, but I really enjoyed this book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Rebecca Mark rated it it was amazing Mar 12, These activist-conservatives had no deep interest in closing loopholes, but if that was the only way to pay for lower rates, they were willing to go along. Fantastic, engaging, thoughtful read. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. But this book proves that it IS possible. Seeing as it was about the Tax Reform Act ofI’m going to wager that’s no one other than me. Guccj can legislators vote without going on record?


Published April 12th by Vintage Books guvci published When Regan switched jobs with Presidential Chief-of-Staff Gu,ch Baker, Baker’s new Treasury group tried to create something that approximated the first effort but was more aware of political realities.

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The authors of this book were interviewed on NPR today which reminded me of how totally awesome this book is. Open Preview See a Problem? Great book, if you’re interested in learning about how our government works and how much the president has very little do to with laws being created. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Jan 27, Michael bucci it really liked it.

Paperbackpages. A bucci of minor objections – I found the text somewhat repetitive, and the authors tried a bit to hard to convey the drama. Amazing read for the politics and insider-scoop behind what was one of the most monumental policy accomplishments of all time. Despite putting many new deductions under the axe, the plan worked, partially by shaming Congressmen into supporting what was clearly a noble effort.

Rostenkowski – guccu very interesting as it was before scandal took down both of them in the ‘s. I never would have thought I would have had this much appreciation for a book about a tax reform bill from It’s about the tax reform. In the end, the fate of millions of people and hundreds of thousands of jobs were haggled over in that tiny alcove.


Showdown at Gucci Gulch

But for a book where one already knows the out come, it reads as a thriller at time. Showing of 28 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

What is especially interesting reading this now is that our country really needs a similar effort to take place. This was a detailed, informative book that remains relevant despite the passage of time.

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Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Presents the scope of conflicts, goals, and problems obtaining cooperation among the different political parties.

These business relationships played no role in the independent judgments and recommendations of the Kiplinger editorial staff. Dec 22, David rated it really liked it. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. What gulcg doesn’t admit is that the guvci won’t rise nearly as fast what you’ll end up with is lower revenue in the long run. Inspiring tale told in a gripping manner.