Recently we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration. It was interesting to hear the response on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal regarding the Reagan presidency. Most conservatives remembered him with a great deal of fondness. He restored pride in America, faced down the Soviet Union, and initiated the era of small government they claim. More liberal callers remembered that his out-of-control spending was the beginning of the long slide into the huge amount public debt have in America today.
Reagan famously said, “government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem!” And, from my perspective, for the next eight years he proceeded to prove his point.