Yep. Reagan and the GOP also attributed the recovery to their own deregulation efforts, most of which were passed and signed under Carter. Carter also kept Voelker and stayed quiet as he wrung inflation out of the economy with double digit interest rates. Reagan and the GOP took credit for that, too. And, of course, he took credit for the tax cuts passed by a Democratic congress. On the other hand, he was happy to have us all forget the 11 yax increases he signed.

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