More jobs were created in the Clinton era than the Reagan era.
GDP grew about 33% in both 8 year periods.
Under Reagan, real tax revenues increased by 20%, or less than GDP growth.
Under Clinton, real tax revenues increased by 47%, or well in excess of GDP growth.
Based on that, it would surprise no one that Reagan cut tax rates, and Clinton raised rates.
And to pay for the ACA, should Congress have just passed another couple rounds of TAX CUTS?
Finally, the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves is rejected by conservative economists - men who worked for Reagan, W. and others, who want lower taxes and smaller government. You should let them know about the evidence they are missing.