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War and Taxes

War and Taxes
Steven A. Bank, Kirk J. Stark & Joseph J. Thorndike
Washington, D.C. :The Urban Institute Press, 2008
HJ2381 .B35 2008

"The history of America's tax system can be written largely as a history of America's wars."

During World War II, Americans were urges to ration food, raise money, and accept higher taxes. After September 11, we were given tax cuts and asked to shop. Has the United States broken a noble tradition of fiscal sacrifice with the current, unprecedented wartime tax cuts, or are they the mark of new economic and social forces at work?

Quoted from back cover.