Again, check your facts. US federal spending combined with state spending never went above 35% of the US economy except in WW2. Spending as a percent of the economy is the best measure of left vs right wing politics. Deficits are a minor influence by comparison.Ronnie Reagan must have been a massive commie by that measure seeing as he blew out a huge spending race and left an enormous budgetary overhang. Ronnie the Commie.