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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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What it doesn’t admit is that the rates won’t rise nearly as fast what you’ll end up with is lower revenue in the long run. See all 28 reviews.

I learned a lot while reading this book. Despite dealing with the minutiae of tax policy, this book works great as an actual narrative for a few reasons. Every economic interest in the country has played a role in shaping this package.

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

Knopf Doubleday, pages. But gulc a book where one already knows the out come, it reads as a thriller at time. There were many other fascinating players — Rostenkowski, Packwood, Don Regan — with parochial interest I highly recommend this book.

The hero, at least for me, is Bill Bradley.

As the details of the House GOP plan emerge in full context, lawmakers and lobbyists alike will hone their talking points on the bill.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In private conversations, most lobbyists, critics and other observers are largely skeptical that Baucus and Camp can pull off such a legislative feat. Dec 22, Pages. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Store Deals Log in Search Close. It’s not all sunshine and roses.


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A couple of minor objections – I found the text guccci repetitive, and the authors tried a bit to hard to convey the drama. Though the book is nearly three decades old, Murray and Birnbaum are still in demand inside the Beltway.

Breaux, now a lobbyist with Squire Patton Boggs. Look forward to reading a similar tale of tax reform. The tax reform effort almost died three or four times during its three year incubation.

How did we get tax reform? Please try again later. Pages with gulchh products. This would make a great book for any high school civics class.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Current events all over again. Toggle navigation Menu Subscribers Log In. Those on the committee who had battled against the chairman tooth and nail, like Sam Gibbons, had reason to fear they might be the subject of the chairman’s revenge in the final bill.