September 30, 2017
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, opinion contributor
Originally published in thehill.com
Taxes are personal. No one is indifferent to them because they have an immediate and tangible impact. Every person and organization either pays money to the government — or doesn’t — and that makes an impression.
Why, then, is the campaign for tax reform so short on read more
April 21, 2017
By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum March 31
Originally published in The Washington Post
The impossible happened three decades ago. Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed into law the first and only rewrite of the federal income tax. This year, Republican leaders want to repeat the feat.
If history is an indication, the road to full-scale reform will be tortuous read more
April 19, 2017
By Colin Wilhelm
04/17/2017 03:42 PM EDT
Jeff Birnbaum literally wrote the book on comprehensive tax reform. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Time (among others), one of Birnbaum’s claims to fame is co-authoring the quintessential behind-the-scenes look at the last successful effort at comprehensive tax reform, “Showdown at Gucci Gulch.” read more