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I am an avid golfer who enjoys political discourse and quantum physics. I believe that regardless of politics that reality eventually intervenes.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Reagan Defense Spending Debunked

I've been meaning to debunk another lie from the left: the tremendous growth in the debt due to Reagan's defense spending. The debt increased by $1.4T, yet defense increases were only $164B ... only 12% of the budget deficits.

Here's a link to the White House's OMB data.

Here's a link to Bureau of Public Debt historical data.


1981 FY - Carter
Outlay: $154B
DOD Increase: $23B

1982 FY - Reagan
Outlay: $181B
DOD Increase: $27B

1983 FY - Reagan
Outlay: $204B
DOD Increase: $23B

1984 FY Reagan
Outlay: $221B
DOD Increase: $17B

1985 FY Reagan
Outlay: $245B
DOD Increase: $24B

1986 FY Reagan
Outlay: $265B
DOD Increase: $20B

1987 FY Reagan
Outlay: $274B
DOD Increase: $9B

1988 FY Reagan
Outlay: $282B
DOD Increase: $8.0B

1989 FY Reagan
Outlay: $295B
DOD Increase: $13B

Also, here's a link to the historical federal funding rate that was at an insane rate of 19.08% when Reagan took over from Carter. It was because of the horrific economy that Reagan inherited not to mention that the debt started growing at a much faster pace in 1975, the year after Nixon resigned and Congress was put in a powerful position at that time.

This is what is so pathetic: the Democrats consistently screw up the country and the Republicans put it back together.

Update:
The Defense budget was also cut after the Reagean years .

1990 FY Bush
Outlay: $290B
DOD Decrease: $4B

1991 FY Bush
Outlay: $262B
DOD Decrease: $28B

1992 FY Bush
Outlay: $287B
DOD Increase: $25B

1993 FY Bush
Outlay: $279B
DOD Decrease: $8B

1993 FY Clinton
Outlay: $269B
DOD Decrease: $10B

Got down as low as 253B in 1996 and then rose to 290B by the end of FY 2001.

2002 FY Bush
Outlay: $332B
DOD Increase: $42B

2003 FY Bush
Outlay: $389B
DOD Increase: $57B

2004 FY Bush
Outlay: $437B
DOD Increase: $48B

2005 FY Bush
Outlay: $444B
DOD Increase: $7B

2006 FY Bush
Budget: $426B
DOD Decrease: $18B

Note: In 1994 Health and Human Services passed the Defense in 1994 and never looked back.

2006 Budget
Defense: $426B
Health and Human: $624B

2010 Budget
Defense: $485B
Health and Human: $829B

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