Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 / Edition 1

Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 / Edition 1

by Julian E. Zelizer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521795443

ISBN-13: 9780521795449

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Taxing America provides the first historical study of Wilbur Daigh Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974. The work of Mills, an extremely influential politician between 1945 and 1975, offers considerable insights into the evolution of income taxation, Social Security and Medicare--three policies at the center of today's political…  See more details below

Overview

Taxing America provides the first historical study of Wilbur Daigh Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974. The work of Mills, an extremely influential politician between 1945 and 1975, offers considerable insights into the evolution of income taxation, Social Security and Medicare--three policies at the center of today's political debates. Unlike the existing historical scholarship, Zelizer's book focuses on the role of Congress, rather than the executive branch, in the evolution of the welfare state during this seminal period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795449
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Learning the Ways and Means: 2. An Arkansas traveler comes to Washington; 3. 'Where is the money coming from?'; 4. 'Taxation of whom and for what?'; 5. The legislative mills, 1958–61; 6. The postwar fiscal discourse; Part II. The Politics of Policy: 7. The road to tax reduction; 8. Bringing Medicare into the State; 9. The war on inflation; 10. Spending through taxes; 11. Expanding social security: inflation and social insurance, 1969–70; Part III. Conclusion: 12. Looking backward and forward.

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