Reagan wasnt nearly as conservative on spending as people give him credit for.
1) He had to rebuild the military from the Carter years 2) He was trying to win the Cold War 3) He had to keep Tip O'Neill placated or he was not going to accomplish anything.
To: Buckeye McFrog
Geez. Reagan had a deal to raise taxes if Congress would cut nondefense spending. He got his tax cut but ONeill stabbed him in the back and never cut spending. If you don't understand that the 'rats controlled the House and therefore the budget, you don't understand the Reagan years.
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