As for the increase in revenue, not sure how old you were in the early 80's or even if you were born but there was very high inflation which affected all aspects of the budget including revenue. The recession began in June 1981 and ended in November 1982. Reagan took office in January with 99 million working Americans and left it at 116 million or a 17 million increase.
Now since you are so concerned about revenue why aren't you excited about the 17 million new taxpayers? Why aren't you more concerned about keeping more of your own money so you need less of that so called Govt. help? Do you believe you can do more good with your money helping those in need than the Govt. helps? Do you think record numbers of people dependent on the Federal taxpayer for support is good fiscal policy and shows success for liberalism?