A mediocre president elected in 1980 who is very over-rated, but is worshipped by many modern neocons
President Reagan shifted the tax burden from the wealthy to the middle class, while dramatically increasing spending mostly for the military. At the same time he was busting unions and driving down wages for working class Americans. This of course created massive deficits. Reagan supported Saddam Hussein during the war between Iraq and Iran and supplied him with weapons including poison gas he used on the Kurds. Reagan should also be remembered for the Iran-Contra scandal.