The Democratic Party became complicit is this scam when they formed the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) in 1985.
Their first act of complicity was what Democrats continue to brag was “bipartisan 1986 tax reform”, the most regressive tax code revisions in history (at least until Trump’s December 2017 tax cuts).
Although Reagan increased the number of government employees to its highest number ever and ran up more debt in 8 years than all of the combined debt of his 39 predecessors during the previous two centuries, both Democrats and Republicans continue to praise him as the king of small government and fiscal responsibility. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both praised Reagan and compared themselves to him more than they did for any other POTUS.
Pelosi promoting pay-go this week is launching the latest chapter of the Democratic Party being complicit.