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Subject: Re: 10 Reagan Things You Should Remember Date: 2/9/2011 5:20 PM
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Reagan wanted to spend even more, but Congress wouldn't let him.

Yep. Democrats have always been fiscally responsible. That's why we haven't had a budget surplus when Democrats control Congress since 1969.


Actually it was both parties - but why quibble?


Budget Supplement Total Total $ Request % Request Senate House
Request Request Request Spent vs $ Spent vs Spent

1982 Reagan $809,829 $21,020 $826,051 $851,805 $25,754 103.12% GOP Dems
1983 Reagan $801,910 $21,123 $823,033 $808,364 ($14,669) 98.22% GOP Dems
1984 Reagan $900,110 $16,222 $916,332 $851,805 ($64,527) 92.96% GOP Dems
1985 Reagan $1,006,538 $14,804 $1,021,342 $946,344 ($74,998) 92.66% GOP Dems
1986 Reagan $1,059,983 $2,249 $1,062,232 $990,382 ($71,850) 93.24% GOP Dems
1987 Reagan $1,102,000 $9,370 $1,111,370 $1,004,017 ($107,353) 90.34% Dems Dems
1988 Reagan $1,142,200 $1,302 $1,143,502 $1,064,416 ($79,086) 93.08% Dems Dems
1989 Reagan $1,233,200 $5,615 $1,238,815 $1,143,744 ($95,071) 92.33% Dems Dems

1980s Budget Requests
http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/usbudget/page/1173...

CBO list of supplemental appropriations 1980s
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/66xx/doc6629/90-CBO-009.pdf

CBO Summary of Outlays and Receipts
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2...
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