........ and most importantly, he got results. An expanded military, helping prompt the fall of the Soviet Union, and a robust economy upon which the country did quite well in the 90's.Well, let’s take a look at the Reagan legacy on federal spending and deficits. In 1980, the last year of Jimmy Carter’s presidency, government outlays were running at 21.7% of GDP and the budget deficit was 2.7% of GDP. (The economy was also a basket case, which is when you would expect budget deficits to be at their worse.) In 1988, Reagan’s last year in office, outlays as a percent of GDP were running at 21.3% with a deficit of 3.1% of GDP. The budget deficit over Reagan’s eight years averaged 4.2% and ran as high as 6.0% in 1983.
more:RealClearPolitics - Commentary - Reagan vs. Bush: Federal Spending and Budget Deficits by John McIntyre
Obama now has us up over 7% deficit to GDP, and more importantly, no positive results. Just a deeper hole. He has to go. All this liberal jackass policy has to go.