Archive (Reagan Library)

Economy: President Reagan letter to MT (concern at US budget deficit) [fell by one third between 1986 and 1987;"my views on the potential harm of increased taxes have not changed"; with supporting documents] [declassified 2007 & 2021]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: WHORM BE 004 (497500-497999)
Editorial comments:

Supporting documents released in 2021 follow the President's letter. The President's letter itself was released by the Cabinet Office in 2007 under FOI 246199; a copy is in the Thatcher MSS. Margaret Thatcher’s original letter is at the end of this bundle of documents.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 5pp
Themes: MT contacts with Ronald Reagan, Conservatism, Leadership, Foreign policy (USA), Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Economic policy - theory and process