So as Reagan first implemented his policies and the economy was still terrible with high unemployment low growth terrible interest rates and malaise.
The question is where it was in the 25 years between 1983 and 2007. That’s when we had a prosperous society.
C,pare the economic numbers in Reagan’s 4th year and Obama’s 4th year and you see the difference.
Maybe the right comparison will be Obama's 6th year to Reagan's 4th year in order to account for the greater severity of the recession Obama inherited.