Clinton is mentioned by the news as the Democrat president that could. This is pure unmolested spin.
Just as Obama couldn't pass gas now after ObamaCare, Clinton was even more powerless after HilleryCare failed to pass. HilleryCare was defeated then because it was justly shown to be a bureaucratic nightmare just like ObamaCare. The Dems lost control of the House in the next election, just like Obama, it was seen as a referendum on the president. After losing the House, Newt becoming speaker with the contract with America and Clinton was caught up in serial scandals like Whitewater, Lewinsky and perjury Clinton became a joke.
Clinton's reputation was made by conservative republicans in Congress and it was well noted at the time that the Congress was driving the national agenda.Just as they make Clinton to be a hero they make Reagan to be a villian. Reagan's political power was based in the people and his influence over congress was limited. Reagan believed that government was the problem getting congress to do something about it was the issue. Reagan tax cuts really did increase revenue. Those revenue increases created opportunity for more spending. Spending cuts were as difficult then as now if not more so.
Reagan tax cuts did not increase deficits spending did.
The issue of tax cuts is completely political. Dems see this as an issue that if conceded to undermines their entire philosophy of government. Obama has mention that raising taxes on the rich is a matter of fairness and not about revenue. As I see it, any economist that argues that tax hikes are needed is speaking as a politician and not an economist.
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