And the “deficits” were NOT his legacy. The were the legacy of the Democrats who controlled Congress for his entire 8-year tenure. His only mistake was in NOT wielding the veto pen more vigorously when they presented him with 3,000-page “budgets” one DAY before it needed to be signed to keep the government from shutting down. His “advisors” kept telling him that if he vetoed the budgets, SS recipients wouldn’t get their checks and some would “starve” as a result, or that the military wouldn’t get paid or the stock market would crash or the country would be thrown into utter chaos. As we know NOW, that wouldn’t happen, but Reagan’s advisors told him that would be the result. His WORST deficit was around $400 billion. Obama’s have AVERAGED around $1 TRILLION.