No tax reform in 2005?
The administration's intention to set up a tax-reform commission suggested that reform proposalss weren't imminent.
Now, Mark Schmitt, the Decembrist, passes on a comment from Gene Steuerle of the Urban Institute,
- "...who said that he was skeptical that the Bush administration would propose a serious overhaul of the tax code because, "I know what it looks like when people are working seriously on tax reform, and I'm not seeing it." As a Treasury official in the Reagan era, Steuerle was one of the architects of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, so he does indeed know what it looks like, probably better than anyone...
- Bottom line: they're not serious about this. As Steuerle said, the lights are not burning late into the night at the Treasury Department. " ("Red State Tax Reform").