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  • Bartlett, Bruce R., 1951-
  • Taxation -- United States.
  • Income tax -- United States.
  • Fiscal policy -- United States.
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    The benefit and the burden : tax reform--why we need it and what it will take / Bruce Bartlett.
    by Bartlett, Bruce R., 1951-
    New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Taxation -- United States.
  • Income tax -- United States.
  • Fiscal policy -- United States.
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    9781451646191 :
    1451646194 :
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    xiii, 271 p. ; 25 cm.
    1st SImon & Schuster hardcover ed.
    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 -- Some 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 Value-Added-Tax -- The case against a Value-Added-Tax -- What should be done about the Bush tax cuts? -- If tax reform happens, it will be because Grover Norquist permits it -- Conclusion -- Additional readings -- Appendixes: I. Federal revenues and outlays as a share of GDP ; II. Lowest and highest federal income tax rates ; III. The personal exemption ; IV. Average and marginal federal income tax rates ; V. Capital gains and taxes paind on capital gains.
    An examination of the need for American tax reform--a long overdue political debate that faces the nation.
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