Income equality didn't explode, all ships rose
Reagan disproportionately taxed the poor and middle class, but the economic growth of the 1980′s did little help them. Since 1980, median household income has risen only 30 percent, adjusted for inflation, while average incomes at the top have tripled or quadrupled
Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama? - ForbesThat is a lie, I posted the numbers of Federal Employees yesterday and you ignored it.
On a side note, look who was the smallest government spender. Not that guy that republicans say is out of control with government spending !!!!!
Do your research on Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today that department has a 90 billion dollar budget and over 300,000 employees. So much for that belief that government can't create jobsThe Department of Veterans Affairs Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–527) changed the former Veterans Administration, an independent government agency established in 1930, primarily at that time to see to needs of World War I, into a Cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs. It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 25, 1988, but actually came into effect under the term of his successor, George H. W. Bush, on March 15, 1989.
This bill passed into law over the objection of some of President Reagan's fellow Republicans, who were committed to preventing the U.S. federal government from expanding further. Many Republicans along with most Democrats ultimately supported it on the basis that it was really more of a reorganization than an expansion of government as the new department was in reality going to be doing very few things that the former Veterans Administration had not already been doing. There was the further consideration that military veterans constitute a large and powerful voting bloc and could easily be offended at the perceived slight that opposition to the bill might have implied.