Contrary to your claim above, Reagan reduced taxes.<quoted text>
Reagan raised taxes to appease the Democrats who promised cuts in spending in return.
True to form, they backed down on their part of the bargain.
You can't forget 111 Democrats voted for the Iraq War. In fact, it was they who were lying to the American public when they said they were denied access to the same Intel. They, of course, were privy to the same Intel.
The economy was actually doing well under Bush's economic policies after 9/11 and before the housing bubble burst.
He can't be blamed for that when more Democrats resisted oversight of Fannie and Freddie for five years leading up to the crisis in spite of multiple warnings by both Bush and Bernancke.
It's where we are now that counts though. It's frankly not logical to blame Bush for increasing the deficit by a fraction of the present deficit increased by Obama and Congressional democrats.
But it's getting late, so goodnight.
Twice as many Republicans voted for the Iraq War than Democrats.
The Democrats were privy to the cherry-picked data coming out of the Pentagon's OSP which was created and run by Cheney.
The economy under Bush did somewhat well but was driven by an Alan Greenspan-created low-interest rate driven real estate bubble.
The real villain in the real estate bubble were the banks who made predatory loans because it was profitable, not because Dodd and Frank made them. These banks are now under indictment and some have been fined heavily.
I won't bother with the rest of your BS. In Carol La-La Land, Repubicans are perfect and never do anything wrong.