The actual historical facts are Reagan was promised by democrat speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neil the democrat congress would reduce spending $3 for every $1 of tax reduction. Well, guess what? The democrat SOTH lied! Big shocker.
Not only did they spend at the usual levels (aka vote buying) they also spent the near 100% in NEW revenues coming in over 8 years generated from the tax rate cuts! (Another democrat immortal lie is “tax cuts have to be paid for”)
Thus the democrats who ran the congress then ran up big deficits, not Reagan.
BTW, the congress spends, a president can only propose, any president.
Even today the dimwit democrat O-borg is on TV spouting this immortal lie as boldly as they did 10 or 20 years ago.
They never research or know basic civics.
Democrats are not bound by ethics or morals so they lie with a confident pride.
BTW, libs are saying Tip and Reagan were buds and such…FALSE…after Tip lied then Reagan avoided him and never ever trusted him again..a good lesson for these days also…demo-socialists will lie then lie about lying.