Anyway, that's beside the point. The 'left' has far more fiscal responsibility than the 'right', in the US, and has for a long time. But neither the left or the right are 'free market', and both are generally exploitive. Fortunately that's the case, IMO, since I'd hate to see a real libertarian take power.
Mind you, there is a very different attitude outside the US. The US is fairly unique in how it views government, and what the government can do. I mean, on one hand you can't sell universal medicare, even after huge studies of the deadweight loss, lost efficiency, worse care/marginal care, and at the same time, blame those that want it in as thieves and actively campaign against them, despite that their history shows they are vastly more responsible in growing the government.
Really doesn't make sense - voting against the ones that would spend the money responsibly and on social issues, or... the alternative, which is exactly the opposite. Shouldn't be a tough choice, and yet, there it is.
(Notably, there is no third choice - reduce government spending. This was more just a comment on how the left is small government, while the right is large government, in the US.)