David A. Stockman's rise and fall give new meaning to the term "trickle down" - a phrase associated with the Reagan-era tax-cut policy that Stockman once championed. The former White House budget director now stands accused of fraud in the financial collapse of auto-parts supplier Collins & Aikman Corp. He says he did nothing wrong. The Web fills in history on Stockman and the times that made his name a household word.
Reagan's life. In 1981, Stockman enters this PBS time line of the life of Ronald Reagan and the budget-whacking axman taking aim at Social Security (which Reagan had vowed not to cut) and other programs. The time line is a delightful tour of the late president's life and times.