Really? Here's how Wikipedia describes the consequences of Reagan's economic policies:
widipedia as a source? really...
yes Reagan spent. he spent in the same way you would spend if your refrigerator were broken and you needed a new one. when Reagan took office he got a military that had been decimated by the vietnam war, and further decimated by the carter admin. international affairs were a mess, the economy was a mess. you think obama got a bad deal, his was nothing compared to what was going on when reagan took office.
in 8 years, Reagan got the military back on track and put in place the programs that would lead to almost 30 years of economic growth, the end of the USSR, and the current defense missile system. did he spend a lot of money? yes, but the food was rotting in the broken refrigerator.
what happened when Clinton took office? he decimated the military...although not quite to the point that Carter had taken it, he killed our intel community, and left unanswered multiple attacks against this country. what was the result? we made our enemy bold and missed 9/11. bush took office and yes....spent to much money, but he also got a bad economy which was made worse by clinton intel community failures and the need to undo what clinton had done to the military.
did Reagan and bush make mistakes? sure. did they spend lots of money? they did. what was the majority of the expense? fixing liberal failures....
what are we getting for obamas spending?