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Author Brandt, Karl Gerard.

Title Ronald Reagan and the House Democrats : gridlock, partisanship, and the fiscal crisis / Karl Gerard Brandt
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
Contents The rise and fall of democratic dominance -- A new contest -- The budget -- Tax time -- Democratic rebuilding -- New opportunities -- Hard choices -- Limited options -- Thermidor -- A new status quo -- The Wright path -- Stalemate -- The age of gridlock and partisanship
Summary "Drawing on materials unavailable in the 1980s, Brandt details the effects of President Ronald Reagan's conservative fiscal policies on the congressional budget process and reveals how the partisan budget struggles of the Reagan years led to tough fiscal choices and greater unity within the Democratic Party"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Reagan, Ronald -- Political and social views.
Reagan, Ronald -- Relations with legislators
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Crisis management in government -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fiscal policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political parties -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 082627191X (electronic bk.)
9780826271914 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)