Reagan never raised Taxes:
Reagan cut the federal budget deficit:
Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control.
Reagan’s tax cuts lowered Unemployment rates:
Nationwide, unemployment rose to 10.8 percent after Reagan enacted his much-touted tax cut in 1981! It took years for the rate to get back down to its previous level. Meanwhile, income inequality exploded. Despite the myth that Reagan presided over an era of unmatched economic boom for all Americans, Reagan disproportionately taxed the poor and middle class and the economic growth of the 1980′s did little to help them.
Reagan cut federal government spending:
Reagan promised to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending but federal spending nearly tripled under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans' Affairs which now has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also raised defense spending by over $100 billion a year.
Reagan was anti-abortion:
As governor of California in 1967, Reagan signed a bill to liberalize the state’s abortion laws that resulted in more than a million abortions. When Reagan ran for president, he advocated a constitutional amendment that would have prohibited all abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother, but once in office, he never signed any anti abortion laws.
Reagan's dream… a world free of nuclear weapons:
Stemming from the president’s belief that the biblical account of Armageddon prophesied nuclear war — and that apocalypse could be averted if everyone, especially the Soviets, eliminated nuclear weapons. Reagan’s military buildup was meant to crush the Soviet Union and to put the United States in a stronger position from which to establish effective arms control for the the entire world — a vision acted out by Regean’s vice president, George H.W. Bush, when he became president. And don't forget Nancey's psychics.
Reagan was tough on illegal immigrants:
Reagan signed into law a bill that made any immigrant who had entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty. The bill was sold as a crackdown, but its tough sanctions on employers who hired undocumented immigrants were removed before final passage. The bill helped 3 million people and millions of family members gain American residency. It has since become a source of major embarrassment for conservatives.
Reagan believed in open government:
Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly sold arms to officials in Iran which was subject to an arms embargo at the time, in exchange for American hostages.
Reagan vetoed a comprehensive anti-Apartheid act:
This act placed sanctions on South Africa and cut off all American trade with the country. Reagan’s veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden:
Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Taliban and Osama Bin Laden, a prominent mujahedin commander, emerged from these groups. Reagan’s decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden' ascendancy which led to 9-11.