Here's how I'd summarize the Trump Administration and Republican-run Congress so far, in comparison to Reagan.
Similarities to Reagan:
Cut taxes, increase government spending, and increase public debt.
Differences from Reagan:
This President likes the Russians.
Inflation is now rising, not falling.
I question whether this administration & Congress would have the tenacity to pass a TEFRA- like package when things start going south.
This could probably be said of both political parties (but for different reasons), but the Republicans in charge today are completely rudderless when it comes to principles:
1. Against stimulus during Obama years for purely political reasons (even though there was clear need for it).
2. For stimulus during Trump years for purely political reasons (even though there is no clear need for it).
3. Totally absent on "family values" when its politically expedient to be quiet (Roy Moore, Rob Portman, ripping DACA families apart).
4. No plan to address pressing social issues of our day: gun violence, opioid epidemic.
^^^I don't see any principle there except "play to our political base and our donors." And again, I think the lack of principle is a bi-partisan thing, but that certainly doesn't excuse it.