Originally Posted by longhornfan1234
Libs on ISH want to blame Reagan for the deficits, but neglect to mention that all the increases in spending (and it wasn't just defense) were negotiated with Tip O'Neill, who required some quid pro quo for going along with Reagan's tax policies and defense spending. Neither would have happened if Reagan didn't give in to some of the Dems' wants.
reagan's policies are good short term but terrible long term. There aren't any legit economists that will say that tickle down works. And modern day repubs can thank reagan for the GOP pandering to the religious nuts. He's the pres to open pandora's box on that.