Associated Press
A painting of former president Ronald Reagan is seen inside a room at the U.S. Capitol, as dusk falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

During the eight years that Ronald Reagan was president, federal spending averaged 22.4 percent of GDP. This year, under President Obama, federal spending is 22.2 percent of GDP. So why are Republicans still complaining about "insane, out-of-control federal spending"?

Roland Kayser