Reagan vs Today's GOP I

Bruce Bartlett shows - i.e. proves from the record - how the Great Communicator was also the Great Tax Raiser. This paragraph is perfect:

It may come as a surprise to some people that once upon a time in the not-too-distant past Republicans actually cared enough about budget deficits that they thought raising taxes was necessary to bring them down. Today, Republicans believe that deficits are nothing more than something to ignore when they are in power and to bludgeon Democrats with when they are out of power.