Wash. Times Celebrates Reagan’s Birthday By Rewriting His Economic Record


The Washington Times is celebrating Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday by advancing the falsehood that Reagan ended the 1981 recession by cutting taxes and making misleading claims about Reagan’s record on taxes and spending.

Wash. Times: Reagan’s “Tax Cuts … Worked An Economic Miracle”

Wash. Times: Reagan’s “Tax Cuts Also Worked An Economic Miracle, Kicking Off An Economic Expansion That Lasted 93 Straight Months.” In a February 3 editorial, The Washington Times wrote that Reagan “took office in a time of economic uncertainty, high unemployment and stagnation” and that his “tax cuts also worked an economic miracle, kicking off an economic expansion that lasted 93 straight months.” From the Times:

Though he took office in a time of economic uncertainty, high unemployment and stagnation, he knew, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Instead of having Washington stimulate the economy, Reagan wanted Americans to lead their own recovery. Federal taxes and regulation had strangled innovation, so he wanted to slash marginal rates and eliminate bracket creep, allowing individuals to keep t