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Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 Medicarethree 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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.